JAMIE Brandon has fulfilled a boyhood dream by signing a pro contract with Rangers - 11 YEARS after first training with the Ibrox club aged SIX.

Brandon, 17, has become just the second player who has been involved at every age-group level to go full-time with the Gers.

Only Charlie Telfer, the midfielder who moved to Dundee United last summer, has done that at the Glasgow giants before.

The Fauldhouse lad first caught the attention of Murray Park talent spotters at a Football in the Community session.

Brandon said: "I'm really chuffed. I've always been a fan of the club along with my dad and the rest of my family.

"I went to my first community coaching session with Rangers when I was six. The club have had an eye on me ever since.

"I was taken into the Elite Centre, a stepping stone to the pro-youth set-up, and played there when I was six and seven.

"Then I moved up to the under-eight side and played in every different year until under-15 level. After that it takes a jump to under-17s.

"Andy Kennedy at under-11 and under-12 level and Alan Boyd at under-14 and under-17 level have been a huge help to me.

"My mum and dad wanted me to stay at school and do my Highers, but once I did, Rangers made me an offer. I was delighted."

Brandon, whose career is being overseen by the ViolaFC Football Agency, put pen to paper before the SPFL Premiership play-off match with Hibs last night.

Now he is looking to follow in the footsteps of his old Rangers under-17 squad mate Ryan Hardie and force his way into the first team.

He said: "I have played left-back, right-back and centre midfield. I'm optimistic I can one day make it into the first team.

"The under-17 squad have trained with the under-20 team and I have trained with guys like with Ryan Hardie, Andy Murdoch and Tom Walsh. Ryan used to train with the under-17 team.

"It is good to see these guys getting a game in the first team. It shows that if you work hard and do well you will get a chance.

"I move up to the under-20 team in pre-season. It will be the first time I have trained full-time and hopefully it will push me on."