RANGERS youngster Jamie Barjonas is set to be rewarded for his fine form in the club's development side with a new contract, accoridng to reports.

The Athletic are reporting that Steven Gerrard has been impressed with the midfielder's performances for Graeme Murty's team and is keen to tie him to the club on a longer deal.

Barjonas' contract is up next summer but the 20-year-old is reportedly set to be offered a one-year extension.

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The Rangers youngster has made nine first-team appearances for the club and spent last season out on loan at Bury and then Raith Rovers.

The centre mid is now back at Rangers and scored during the development side's recent 2-1 defeat to Carlisle United at the Hummel Training Centre.