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It was a dream come true for Academy star Robbie Fraser as the young defender made his competitive debut as Rangers fought back to beat Dundee 5-2 at Ibrox last night.

The 21-year-old left back has been with the club for 14 years and has worked tirelessly to get the chance to pull on the famous blue jersey.

His moment came in the pouring rain at Ibrox with the score at 2-2 and he impressed during his half hour on the pitch.

The Light Blues has fallen behind to two first-half Dundee goals but Academy graduate Ross McCausland netted just before half-time then Philippe Clement’s men equalised through Cyriel Dessers just before Fraser was given his chance.

Todd Cantwell and a double from Scott Wright sealed victory for Rangers, who had started with youth graduate Leon King, and young midfielder Cole McKinnon was also given game time at Ibrox.

But the night belonged to Robbie Fraser who was thrilled to feature on the hallowed turf for the first time and play his part in the comeback win.

He said: “It was a huge moment for me, I’ve been at the club for 14 years, so I‘ve been through it all.

“It’s not only a huge moment for me but for my family, my friends and the people that are close to me.

“It is something you dream of as a young boy coming on at Ibrox and to get three points in front of the fans, it doesn’t get much better. 

“The gaffer just said that he believed in me, he liked what he saw and he just said go and be positive and do what I’ve been doing. 

“I felt good when I was on the ball and communicating with the backline but there are always things to improve.

“I’ll keep chipping away like I have always done. I have been very patient, and it is something that I pride myself in – being patient, chipping away, keeping working hard and hopefully the rewards will come but it was a huge moment for me.

“Obviously you don’t want to be going behind in games because at this club it is all about trying to get in front and kill teams early, but we showed real bottle.

“There are a huge couple of games coming up now and we will try and finish the league business off well and obviously heading into a huge cup final next week.”

The development of players like Robbie, Ross McCausland, Leon King and Cole McKinnon is assisted by our annual donations to the Rangers Academy.

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