Rangers Academy star Rhys Breen has opened up on training regularly with Steven Gerrard’s first-team squad and believes that it will make him “faster” and “stronger.”

The defender has been on the fringes of Gerrard’s matchday squad and often trains with the senior squad as he looks to force his way into a regular place in the senior squad.

Breen admits it has been “brilliant” training alongside senior stars like Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe and the rest of Steven Gerrard’s.

“It is brilliant, obviously training with the first team you get experience from that and then playing against first-teams all the time it is really good and you learn a lot from it,” Breen told Rangers TV.

“It definitely does help because you are playing against people more experienced than you, faster, stronger you are always going to get a challenge from that.

“We have a winning mentality and we have to go into this game better than last time we did against Partick.”

The Colts are in action tonight when they face Partick Thistle in the Glasgow Cup at Firhill and Breen is likely to have a vital role.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – APRIL 29: Graeme Murty, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 22: Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The youngster has been in impressive form for Graeme Murty’s side this season and the Gers will be hoping for a big performance from him tonight.

With some massive games coming up for the Colts, Breen will get a chance to really test himself and prove he can make the step up to the first-team sooner rather than later.

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