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In January 2020, Ben Williamson put pen to paper in a new deal to extend his stay with the Glasgow Rangers, keeping him at Ibrox until 2021.
Fast-forward a year later, and the Rangers loaned the highly rated teenager to the Scottish championship club. Arbroath after he agreed to a new contract extension and has prospered since leaving Ibrox.
Will Ben Williamson make it at Ibrox?
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On loan at Arbroath, Williamson has made quite an impression this season so far. Having already appeared in Seven Championship games for Dick Campbell’s team so far this season, the 19-year-old is certainly making up for lost time.
Learning the ropes under Campbell’s tutelage, the Rangers loan is beginning to realize its untapped potential. As a player who meets so many requirements for a long and illustrious career at Ibrox, it is remarkable to see how he continues to improve in his development as a player.
Against the Queen of the South, only in her first of Seven starts for the club so far, he was involved in almost all of the action in the middle of the field, completing four successful dribbles of six attempts and recording a 70% complete pass, through Wyscout. For context, even Steven Davis has only averaged 0.6 dribbles per 90 in the Scottish Premiership this season so far, according to Who scored.
However, with newcomers like Nnamdi Ofoborh and Bongani Zungu and the return of Ryan Jack, young people like Williamson and Stephen Kelly they have been forced to move elsewhere in search of playing time, raising questions about their future at the club.
But don’t let that fool you so easily. Rangers B team coach Kevin Thomson Williamson recently received special praise for the role he played in the 0-0 draw in the Glasgow Cup, showing how well he is rated by his childhood club.
“I thought Ben Williamson was a mountain in the middle of the field and also did the dirty work, the things that people do not know, but I know because I used to do it myself, so I am delighted by the boys.”
His adopted club was also effusive in their praise for his “outstanding”Performance after 1-0 win over Raith Rovers on Saturday.
So whether he returns to Ibrox at the end of this season, where he will no doubt be greeted with open arms by Rangers fans, or will remain on loan at Gayfield Park for a few more months, Williamson’s future looks bright and full of many promises. as long as you can continue to play regularly at a decent level.
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