Former Rangers player Jamie Barjonas has had surgery after picking up a bad wrist injury in action for his new club on Saturday.

Barjonas – who made nine senior Rangers appearances – penned an emotional goodbye to the Gers in June after 14 years with the club.

The 22-year-old then shocked supporters by signing for Kelty Hearts on a one-year deal.

It was a surprise that he was willing to play fourth-division football. However, he later explained that the presence of former Rangers B team coach Kevin Thomson was a key factor in his decision to move to New Central Park, as was a desire to play week in week out after a series of unsuccessful loan spells.

Prior to the weekend, things were going brilliantly both collectively and individually.

Kelty are unbeaten and have a six-point gap at the top of League Two, while Barjonas had been receiving rave reviews for his performances and had contributed three goals and five assists from 15 appearances in all competitions.

On Saturday afternoon, he bagged another assist in a 4-1 Scottish Cup win over Buckie Thistle, but he was forced off in the 83rd minute and the club confirmed that night that he required surgery on a wrist injury.

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The former Rangers midfielder has been excelling at Kelty but his progress has been halted by a bad wrist injury that required surgery. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

It was described by their official Twitter account as a ‘huge boy for the boy and the club’, while Barjonas was labelled ‘nothing short of magnificent’ and a ‘fans favourite’.

The young midfielder took to Twitter on Monday evening to provide an update, confirming that the surgery had been successful.

‘Surgery complete & all went well,’ he wrote. ‘Road to recovery starts now hopefully back kicking a ball in no time.’

‘Thanks for all the messages it’s very much appreciated.’

In other news, a Rangers star has received a call-up for crucial upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

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