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Report: Dunfermline and Partick Thistle chasing Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas

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Report: Dunfermline and Partick Thistle chasing Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas

Jamie Barjonas signed a new contract earlier this season.

Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas is wanted on loan by two Scottish Championship clubs.

According to The Scottish Sun, Dunfermline and Partick Thistle will compete for Barjonas’ signature in January. Both teams are eyeing a half-season loan deal.

Barjonas has been regularly training with Steven Gerrard’s first-team this season. However, his only playing time has come for the Rangers reserve team.

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Last season, Barjonas split his time up with loan spells at Bury and Raith Rovers. Bury, who have since dissolved, played in the English fourth-tier and he managed eight outings. Raith gave him an opportunity in Scottish League One and he featured 19 times, scoring twice.

 

Gerrard rates the 20-year-old highly and rewarded him with a new contract earlier this season. Now, Barjonas will continue his development in the Scottish second-tier. Dunfermline and Partick are the two clubs eager to land the Scotland youth starlet.

TBR’s view

Barjonas has clearly shown Gerrard that he is capable of pushing for a first-team spot in the near future. But first, he needs to show he can do it at a relatively decent standard. A loan move to the Scottish Championship could be the making of the young midfielder.

Last season, he struggled at Bury. But he has learned resilience and his character would have grown from that stint in England. He now needs to show Gerrard why he should be in the team in the 2020/21 season.

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