When Myles Beerman signed a loan deal with Gzira United in January, it may have raised a few eyebrows.
The 20-year-old full-back’s Rangers contract expires this summer [Transfermarkt], so the move looked to effectively bring his time with the club to an end.
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However, it’s not all doom and gloom for Beerman.
He’s a player whose stock has fallen considerably at Ibrox over the last few seasons.
Across April and May 2017, he turned out eight times for the Gers, with seven of those appearances coming from the start.
Since then, though, he hasn’t got another opportunity. Instead, there have been spells away on loan at Queen of the South, Birkirkara and now, Gzira.
In fact, he took a step closer to silverware at the weekend – something Steven Gerrard and everyone else back at Ibrox will have to wait until next season to get another shot at.
Gzira defeated Pieta 2-1 on Friday in the quarter-final of the Maltese FA Trophy.
The two sides were locked at 1-1 at the end of normal time, so it needed a 113th-minute winner from Haruna Garba to ensure progression.
Beerman was only to play a bit part in the victory, coming on as a substitute deep into the second period of extra time.
Yet, at least he was given a cameo. Having started matches earlier on the competition, he’ll be looking to win back his place for the last four.
Gzira will face either Hibernians or Valetta on 11th May to compete for a place in the final.