Rangers teenager Jamie Barjonas revels in victorious first-team bow
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 08/05/17 11:06am
Rangers teenager Jamie Barjonas' first taste of senior action on Sunday has made him hungry for more.
The 18-year-old was handed his debut against Partick Thistle at Firhill and his 20-minute run-out ended in the perfect style as Rangers rallied to claim a 2-1 win.
Barrie McKay cancelled out Kris Doolan's early opener seven minutes from time before Joe Garner bagged the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Barjonas told the club website: "I've got another year on my contract so hopefully I can push on and get as much first-team game time as I can because that was class. I want a lot more of that.
"It feels brilliant. I've played for this club for 10 or 11 years and to have finally made my (senior) debut is great.
"I actually didn't think I'd get on. I just thought I was coming here to be on the bench for the experience.
"But then the gaffer gave me a shout and I'm just thrilled - even more so because we got the win. It was just brilliant.
"The speed of play was the big difference. I found the movement off the ball was a lot quicker than I expected. You have to get forward and then back into position so quickly at this level. There's a lot more demand on you to stay with your man and not concede any goals.
"The fans were also great throughout the game. The atmosphere is just so much different to what I'm used to with the U20s.
"To be involved in the celebrations at the end was a dream come true. I've dreamt about that moment my entire life, and for it to finally happen is fantastic."