Dunfermline defender Rhys Breen says first-team football is ‘vital’ for him after swapping Ibrox for East End Park via his transfer from Rangers.

The centre-back first joined the Ibrox club at the age of 10 but now leaves Rangers to take up a permanent two-year deal with Peter Grant’s Dunfermline. Breen had been on loan at Orange County in America most recently and has also been on loan in the Scottish Championship with Partick Thistle and Queen of the South.

Partick Thistle vs BSC Glasgow Pre-Season Friendly Match

Breen has left Ibrox before but now leaves Rangers permanently. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He could make his debut in Dunfermline’s opening Championship match against Greenock Morton today. Breen said of his move from Ibrox to Fife: “I always wanted to play for Rangers but the opportunity that I have got with Dunfermline was a no brainer.

“Speaking to the gaffer and knowing a lot about the team and what they want this season, I am delighted to be here. I was at Rangers for eleven years so to come away from that was a bit difficult but I know when I am here I will really fit in well. I was always in the reserve team and was around first-team training but first-team football for me is vital.

“I am 21 and need to go and show what I can do. I need to start getting first team appearances under my belt. That is why I’m here, that is why I want this challenge.”

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