Rangers teen with 'elite mindset' confident he'll make senior breakthrough
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Rangers teen with 'elite mindset' confident he'll make senior breakthrough

Rangers Academy player Robbie Fraser is confident he can make his senior breakthrough at Ibrox in the near future [RangersTV].

Fraser has been a consistent performer in the Lowland League this season.

The young left-back’s game has come on leaps and bounds at both ends of the pitch and he was recently rewarded with a contract extension.

The 18-year-old will now definitely be a Rangers player until the summer of 2023, but he isn’t intending to spend the next 18 months in the B Team.

As the standout left-back in the Academy and with Borna Barisic and Calvin Bassey the only senior left-backs at the club, he sees a genuine opportunity to progress to the first-team squad.

Rangers youngster Fraser targets Ibrox breakthrough

“There’s been so many different obstacles [since joining Rangers aged seven] – it’s been a rollercoaster,” Fraser told RangersTV. “I’ve had so many ups and downs but it’s been really good overall.”

“My family have gone through it with me. Lots of highs, lots of lows and emotions.

“But it’s been really good and I’m getting to a point where I can really see myself getting to that next step.”

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Fraser’s maturity and belief shine through in this interview and given that he is a supporter of the club, Bears will be extra delighted if he does eventually force his way into the first team.

Alex Lowry has proved that it’s possible to go from the Lowland League to the Premiership in a matter of weeks and although Fraser is a little behind the attacking midfielder in terms of his development, Craig Mulholland says he has an ‘elite mindset’ and left-back is one of the weaker areas of the senior squad right now.

Barisic’s long-term future is in doubt amid a dramatic recent slump in form and while a good prospect, Calvin Bassey is still a rough diamond.

If Fraser can finish this campaign well with the B Team, he could come under consideration for selection during 2022/23 pre-season.

Meanwhile, a Rangers loanee is thriving now that a manager is finally playing him in his main position.