Rangers have announced a new deal with young Scottish right-back talent Adam Devine – with the club surely hoping the teenager can follow the Premier League example set by Nathan Patterson.

The 19-year-old right-back has just signed a new contract until 2025 as Rangers move to protect one of the many young talents coming through into the first-team at the club.

Already the bonafide back-up to Ibrox captain James Tavernier, Adam Devine has impressed so far whenever called upon by the club.

Rangers have a solid recent history of producing young right-back talent and Devine’s progress is similar to that of Scotland international Nathan Patterson, who came through at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard.

Rangers hope for Nathan Patterson-esque impact from Adam Devine

Such was Patterson’s early success at Rangers, Everton snapped the kid up last January in a deal reportedly worth an initial £12m rising to £16m [Sky Sports].

Despite struggling to initially break into a struggling Toffees side, Patterson has emerged as a key player for the club this season and put in a series of impressive performances.

Rangers will be hoping Adam Devine can continue his fine progress with the club and continue to show what he can do on the pitch and – hopefully – bank the Gers a similar number in the future.

It also speaks volumes that Devine has deposed Mateusz Zukowski – the man signed to replace Patterson – in the Rangers squad.

Speaking to the official Rangers website following the announcement of the new contract, Ross Wilson was discussing the progress of the 19-year-old and claims that when it comes to Devine, everything is going to plan.

“We have developed our Academy development programme considerably in recent seasons with a clear focus on clear individual plans,” said Wilson.

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“Adam has been making excellent progress against his plan which is naturally pleasing for Gio, and all of our coaching and support staff. I am sure that Adam’s hard work and progress will continue.”

So far Adam Devine has made three first-team appearances for Rangers, with the youngster’s most recent appearance coming in the 3-1 League Cup win over Queen of the South.

Meanwhile, one former Rangers star is lighting up the league in his home country after a £1.5m summer move from Ibrox.

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