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.
“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.