Rangers are supposed to be in the midst of a defensive crisis right now but two clean sheets in a row have left supporters optimistic Pedro Caixinha has found the right blend at the back.
A 0-0 draw last week against Kilmarnock was disappointing but in a match that two young defenders made their debut for the club, it was at least an encouraging sign they weren’t out of their depth.
Many had predicted their makeshift backline would come unglued at Pittodrie where a rampant Aberdeen had won 10 games in a row prior to the Gers’ visit. However, a thumping 3-0 win has kickstarted Caixinha’s reign and a second clean sheet delighted supporters.
One player in particular attracting praise is young Myles Beerman who, at 18 years old, is filling in for club captain Lee Wallace at left back. He dealt with the threat of the Dons superbly on Sunday and appears to be in line to make many more appearances in the tail-end of the season.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their enthusiasm for the young defender…
Special mention for Myles Beerman, only 18 years of age.
Lee Wallace will have to fight to get his jersey back in honesty, he's been superb pic.twitter.com/GRQrIMLWAM
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) April 9, 2017
@IL_Official Damn right he will need to fight for it captain or not he hasn't been good enough this season! Beerman should finnish the season there!????⚪️????
— Christopher Martin (@luigibeag91) April 9, 2017
Need to remember aswell Beerman played against 2 very good wingers today and they got very little out of him, very excited prospect (1/2)
— Ally.. (@Alllyyyyyy) April 9, 2017
Would like to see beerman hold that spot until end of season give the lad a run out and credit he deserves hard to believe he's only 18
— billyboy (@kw_whelan) April 9, 2017
— Scott Alexander (@scottya86) April 9, 2017
Bates and Beerman were superb today! Hopefully the start of Pedro playing the youth and the way the 2 are playing, I wouldn't change it.????⚪️????
— DeanO ???????? (@yabadabaoo) April 9, 2017
Tell he what. I think we Wallace has a fight on his hands for left back position. Beerman is only going to get better with experience.
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) April 9, 2017
As much as Wallace is captain and a consistent player I don't think he should just walk straight back into the team when fit over Beerman.
— Lee Gordon (@LeeG3223) April 9, 2017