By Peter Lynch

2nd May, 2023 | 9:49pm

Journalist shares first-team prediction for ‘exciting’ Rangers youngster Robbie Fraser despite contract worry

Robbie Fraser could “stake a claim” for a first-team spot next season despite his Rangers contract expiring this month, according to Glasgow World’s Lewis Anderson.

The 20-year-old currently captains Rangers B, who finished in second place in this season’s Lowland League.

Operating at left-back, it has been suggested that he may earn a place in Michael Beale’s senior team next season.

“Can the exciting left-back stake a claim for a first-team spot next season?” Anderson wrote for Glasgow World. “Has captained the B-team to a runners-up finish in the Lowland League and has previously been included in first-team training. 

“Out of contract this summer but offers plenty in attack and fits the exact mould of a modern-day full-back.”

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It definitely wouldn’t be a surprise to see Fraser make the step up to the first-team given the fact the 20-year-old has been named on the bench on a handful of occasions this season.

He has yet to appear for the senior team, but came close as he watched on in the matches against Hibernian, Queen of the South and Ajax in the Scottish Premiership, League Cup and Champions League respectively.

Rangers now have precious little to play for, meaning a debut could be handed to the young full-back sooner rather than later.

It will definitely be an interesting one to keep an eye on for next season given how Borna Barisic has failed to convince many Rangers fans at left-back this season, with the same to be said of Ridvan Yilmaz.

The Gers will, however, have to be careful with the talented youngster as his contract rapidly reaches its expiry date. The club won’t want to lose their young star for free this summer.

In other Rangers news, Kris Boyd has blasted one player for contributing “absolutely nothing” to the club this season while presumably being on good wages.