Rangers have confirmed new contracts for Academy trio Rhys Breen, Brian Kinnear and Lewis Budinauckas as they look to work their way through the ranks at Ibrox and into the first-team.
The trio have all signed one-year extensions to keep them at the club until the summer of 2020 and have impressed at reserve and under-18 level this season.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 29: Graeme Murty, Manager of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Goalkeepers Kinnear and Buinauckas have both impressed this season in the Academy sides and Budinauckas won plaudits for his performances in the Alkass Cup recently as Rangers lifted the trophy.

Breen has trained with Steven Gerrard’s first-team as well as regularly being involved with Graeme Murty’s reserve side.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Glenn Middleton of Rangers vies with Richard Foster of St Johnstone during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Handing the youngsters new deals is another sign of the confidence the club’s staff have in the young talent coming through the ranks.
With Breen the oldest of the three at 19, it’s likely he’ll find his way into the first-team sooner although it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him head out on loan to gain some experience.
LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 27: Ross McCrorie of Rangers (17) heads goalwards during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom. (
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All three will be hoping they can continue to progress and force their way into the first-team plans at Rangers and follow the likes of Ross McCrorie and Glenn Middleton into the squad.

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