Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas needs to go back out on loan this month to avoid his career stalling.

Barjonas spent the first six months of the season with Bury but can’t afford to go back to reserve football.

13th December 2017, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Hibernian versus Rangers; Jamie Barjonas of Rangers gets hold of John McGinn of Hibernian

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Getting out and playing regularly is crucial to his development and will help him push for a first-team place.

The midfielder has been on the fringes of a first-team place at Ibrox – but has been pushed down the pecking order.

Arrivals such as Scott Arfield and Steven Davis have left Barjonas on the sidelines looking on.

Football - Scottish Premiere League, St Johnstone v Rangers, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Perth and Kinross, UK, 21/May/2017."nCredit: Ian Jacobs"nRanger's Jamie Barjonas.

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The 19-year-old made 8 appearances during his time with Bury and will be hoping to kick on after the winter break.

With a host of talented players competing for the same places, there seems to be little chance of first-team football at Ibrox for now.

 

Moving to a Championship side would hopefully have the same affect it has on Barjonas’ team-mate Zak Rudden.

The striker has been vital for Falkirk in their battle against relegation.

BURY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Connor Tee of Leicester City in action with Jamie Barjonas of Bury during the Checkatrade trophy tie between Bury and Leicester City at Gigg Lane on October 16, 2018 in Bury, England.

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If Barjonas can get away from Ibrox short-term it could well help him stake a claim for a place in Steven Gerrard’s squad next season.

At only 19, there’s still plenty of time for Barjonas to make a name or himself at Ibrox but sitting playing reserve football won’t do him any good.

A short-term move would be in everyone’s interest and give the teenager the best chance of making the grade at Ibrox.

 

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