Rangers loanee Rhys Breen has been labelled a ‘beast’ after a dominant debut display at centre-back for Orange County SC at the weekend [OCSC Twitter].
Breen recently jetted out to the United States with fellow Gers prospect Jack Thomson, with the pair following in the footsteps of Daniel Finlayson and Cammy Palmer by accepting offers to play on loan at OCSC.
Both youngsters spent the 2020/21 UK campaign out on loan in the SPFL, with Breen turning out for both Partick Thistle and Queen of the South, while Thomson represented Clyde.
They will now build up more first-team experience in the USL Championship and they should be with the Gers’ partner club for the duration of the 2021 season.
Thomson is yet to make a matchday squad, but Breen made his debut at the weekend, playing the full 90 minutes of an encouraging 1-0 win over Sacramento Republic.
He partnered former Rangers defender Rob Kiernan at centre-back and they combined impressively to help keep a clean sheet, with another debutant, Chris Wehan, scoring the winner in the 33rd minute.
It’s fair to say that Breen impressed in his first runout, with the official OCSC Twitter account referring to him as a ‘beast’ on Tuesday.
— Orange County SC (@orangecountysc) May 25, 2021
Orange County are now on three points from two matches and face LA Galaxy II in their third fixture this weekend.
21-year-old Breen will be hoping that a successful stint in the States earns him an Ibrox contract extension, but with Leon King and Lewis Mayo already tied down, there are plenty of other exciting prospects who play in his position.
In other news, an impressive Rangers world record was equalled on Tuesday night.