Rangers talent Adam Devine was singled out for some top praise from manager Michael Beale after his showing in the 3-2 win over Hibs.

Devine, 19, impressed at left-back for Rangers, particularly during the second half, and earned the sponsor’s Man of the Match for a productive display despite being out of position.

Naturally a right-back, Adam Devine had been asked to deputise in the position amid key player absences and Michael Beale saluted the kid come the final whistle.

Rangers ran out 3-2 winners over Hibs in Beale’s first game in charge as manager, with the Ibrox side twice coming from behind to nab all three points.

Michael Beale praises Rangers kid Adam Devine

“Delighted with Adam, it’s obvious he was playing on his weak side,” said Beale [Rangers].

“He was targeted from goal kicks, for a young boy he did fantastic. This season, he was supposed to be back-up to Tavernier and push him – like Patterson did. 

“We’ve got high hopes for him and that wasn’t easy tonight, I asked him to play higher up the pitch; more energy. For everyone watching, he is a young Scottish boy we can be proud of. Early days but for tonight, well played son.”

It also looks like Adam Devine is set for an extended run in the Rangers first team amid the high-profile absences of Borna Barisic and Ridvan Yilmaz.

Barisic, 30, is still at the World Cup having reached the semi-finals with Croatia before being knocked out by Argentina. The Croatian left-back is also entitled to a two week break after the competition finishes.

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Rangers are also without left-back and summer signing Ridvan Yilmaz due to a serious hamstring injury, with the young Turkish international seven weeks into a twelve week recovery.

It means that the club have to get creative with their options in the position and its great to see young Adam Devine take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Let’s hope it’s a sign of more to come as the Rangers Academy continues to produce top young talent.

Meanwhile, controversy continues to rage around one Ibrox-linked star.

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