Exciting young full-back Adam Devine, who is said to be ‘on the same path as Nathan Patterson’ has signed a contract extension at Rangers.
Devine is one of five Academy starlets to sign new deals, with Robbie Fraser, Robbie Ure, Alex Lowry and Connor Allan the others.
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Fraser’s new deal will run to the end of next season, while the other four have committed until 2023.
Fraser, Lowry and Allan are all midfielders, while Ure is a striker who has shown a real eye for goal at age-group level.
Devine is perhaps the most highly rated of the bunch though, with former Brechin City boss Michael Paton asserting in March after signing the 18-year-old on loan that ‘Rangers feel he is on the same path as Nathan Patterson’ [Brechincity.com]
That’s high praise indeed given how meteoric Patterson’s rise to prominence has been.
Devine made 11 League Two appearances for Brechin – who were ultimately relegated from the SPFL – after an initial loan switch to Partick Thistle was terminated.
He’s an attack-minded full-back who is likely to play a prominent role for the Colts team in the Lowland League next season.
“We are delighted that five very bright young prospects have committed their futures to Rangers,” said Gers Head of Academy, Craig Mulholland [Rangers.co.uk].
“All of the lads have quite different attributes and are at different stages in their individual journeys and we look forward to seeing them develop further in the coming years. They are all coming off the back of excellent seasons with our U18’s and in Adam’s case a first loan experience giving early exposure to men’s football.
“I know the lads are excited by the unique varied development opportunities we can now provide at Rangers with our B Team in competitive men’s football in the fifth tier of Scottish football being a real game-changer for talent development in Scotland.
“They also have the opportunity to play ‘best v best’ competition against some of the best young talent in Europe in the UEFA Youth League and, of course, further early exposure to first-team football in the Glasgow Cup and SPFL Challenge Cup.”