Ayr United boss addresses possible interest in Rangers' Barjonas
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Ayr United boss addresses possible interest in Rangers' Barjonas

Ayr United manager Mark Kerr has given his verdict on potential transfer interest in Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas [Ayr Advertiser].

Barjonas, 21, featured during the Gers’ pre-season, scoring an impressive goal in the 2-0 victory over Nice which secured the Trophée Veolia in France.

The young midfielder is under contract until the summer of 2021 but hasn’t made a competitive appearance since Steven Gerrard’s arrival as manager and is still behind the likes of Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield in the pecking order.

It seems a loan spell could be the player’s best option and Kerr hasn’t ruled out taking him to Somerset Park.

“I’m not anywhere down the line with this but Barjo has had a couple of loans now and I think his situation is still in a similar position,” he told the Ayr Advertiser. “I’ve got a good relationship with Rangers, so his availability is something we’d be able to talk about.”

“But it’s not like anything will be done this week or the following week. It’s nowhere near that stage.

“Like most clubs in the Championship, you’d be daft not to look at him. Whether or not it’s the right thing for us right now, I’m not sure.”

Rangers midfielder Barjonas in action during a previous loan stint at Bury. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Barjonas has already left the club on three occasions in a bid to build up senior experience.

The Leeds-born former Scotland youth international turned out for Bury, Raith Rovers and most recently under Ian McCall at Partick Thistle, for whom he made five appearances before his stint was cut short by the global health crisis.

It looks as though another crack at the Championship could be on the cards this season, but with the second-tier campaign not starting until October, there’s no need to rush through any decisions just yet.