Young Rangers defender Rhys Breen has signed a contract extension.
The Rangers Youth Academy Twitter account broke the news late on Friday afternoon, asserting that the 19-year-old is now tied to Ibrox until 2021.
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) November 15, 2019
Breen is one of a host of exciting centre-backs within the Academy ranks alongside the likes of Lewis Mayo and Daniel Finlayson.
His previous deal, which he’d signed in March 2019 was only due to take him through to the end of this campaign [Transfermarkt], but after impressing the Academy coaches, he’s earned himself some security.
It’s great news for the youngster on the eve of what is a massive opportunity for himself and his Colts teammates.
Breen has started all four rounds of the Tunnocks Caramel Wafer Cup, helping to secure wins over Berwick Rangers, Stranraer, Ballymena United and most recently, Solihull Moors.
Therefore, it’s highly likely that he’ll be named in the starting XI for Saturday’s quarter-final against Wrexham.
The chance to play in front of a healthy Ibrox crowd doesn’t come around too often, and Breen should now be coming into the game with an extra spring in his step.
Let’s hope we’ll see the 19-year-old work to shut out the visitors and in so doing, help to secure progression through to the last four.
Ahead of the fixture, why not check out our Predicted XI.