In recent years Rangers’ name hasn’t exactly been synonymous with deadline day signings but on the final day of August 2016 the club’s Academy secured four new signings. Over the weeks and months that followed the four new signings have had varying levels of success but one has made himself an integral part of Graeme Murty’s Development Squad; left-back Myles Beerman.
The 17-year-old Maltese U19 cap moved to Ibrox on a two-year deal from Man City, where he had been part of the youth system since 2014, and has made the left-back spot his own with a series of impressive performances. Comfortable in defence or playing as a winger, Beerman has been one of the most consistent performers in the Development League for Rangers this season; even leading to some calls for him to get a run out for the first team.
Constantly bombing down the left flank, he is one of the most important attacking outlets for Murty’s side whilst being aware of his defensive duties. As you’d expect for someone who had undergone some of his development at City’s state-of-the-art City Football Academy Beerman is very comfortable with the ball at his feet and is well-suited to a fast-paced, possession-based game.
Beerman won the Barclay’s U18 Premier League last season with City and will be hoping to go on and make the breakthrough to the first team. With Graeme Murty in interim charge and Lee Wallace picking up a hamstring injury during the 2-1 win over Morton the youngster may find himself involved with the first team sooner rather than later.