Rangers winger Brandon Barker, who joined the club in the summer from Manchester City, has opened up on his early experiences at Ibrox.

Speaking to the Official Rangers Podcast, he admitted that the sheer stature of the club has taken him by surprise.

The 23-year-old came up through the ranks at the Premier League champions and has been on loan spells with Rotterdam United, NAC Breda, Hibernian and Preston North End.

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Barker in action against the Gers at Easter Road in 2017. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Yet, despite all those experiences, including playing in the Scottish Premiership, the true size of the Glasgow giants has only become clear to him recently.

“People speak about it, but you don’t actually see it until you’re there and you’re a part of it,” Barker told the Official Rangers Podcast. “It’s been special since day one and I’ve enjoyed it and I’m just happy to know that there’s going to be many more great moments here.”

 

Verdict

These are glowing comments from Barker, a pacey winger who we’re just starting to see more of.

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He was a surprise pick in the XI away against Porto in the last Europa League outing and while there were no big contributions in the final third, he ran himself into the ground for the cause.

Barker worked tirelessly in and out of possession in Portugal. (Photo by Diogo Baptista/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The wide man started against Motherwell last weekend, too, but a shoulder problem forced him off before half-time.

Having missed the midweek clash against Ross County due to the same issue, he’ll hope to be fit enough to make the squad for Sunday’s League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

He’s already scored once for the club, but perhaps this weekend we’ll see him really announce himself as a Rangers player.

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