Graham Impressed By Academy Facilities

Teenager striker James Graham had trials with Manchester Utd and Liverpool before joining Rangers from Ross County this summer and the Academy signing believes the facilities on offer here are among the best in Europe.

The 16-year-old is delighted to join such a massive club and says the move to Glasgow was the perfect one for him. He feels the top-class coaching staff and facilities at the training ground will help him grow and develop as a player and he can’t wait for the Academy season to begin.

Speaking as he took part in a recent Twitter Q&A with fellow summer signings Tony Weston and Charlie Lindsay for the Rangers Youth Development Company, James said: “I’ve loved every minute of it so far.

“Signing for such a massive team like Rangers is a brilliant feeling. It is a dream come true to join and I hope to do myself and my family proud.

“The facilities at this club are brilliant. I’ve been to Liverpool and Manchester Utd on trial and the facilities here are right up there with the best teams in the world.

“Rangers is a massive club with a long history and I was delighted to join.

“The club has looked after me so well and I am settled now.

“It’s a dream to play for such a big club but to be a Rangers fan as well it gives you a wee bit extra. It is such a good feeling and I can’t wait for the season to begin.

“It has been an amazing move for me and it will only get better once we start the season properly. I can’t wait for it.

“Ross County helped me so much and I wouldn’t be a Rangers player without their help but the time was right for me to move on and develop at a great club like this.

“Short term I want to make myself a better player. I will work hard to get into the 18s team first of all. Obviously in the future I want to break into the Rangers first team and make a name for myself.

“I am a very attack minded player. My speed and goalscoring would be my main attributes and I like to chip in and help the team with goals and assists.

"I can play up front or on either wing so I don’t mind where I play as long as I am contributing to the team.

“I will always give 100%.

“The training has been really good so far and I can’t wait to start playing games once the season start.

“Lockdown was tough for everyone but I was really excited to join Rangers and couldn’t wait to get started.

“I remember my first ever game was Rangers v Celtic when my dad took me. I was just five years old and Kenny Miller scored a couple in a Rangers win so it was a good start for me.

“Now I am here I will work as hard as I possibly can every single day.”