Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that he isn’t worried if the Gers reserves end the season empty-handed – as the priority for him is getting players into the first-team.

The Gers second-string are two games away from securing the double but Gerrard is more concerned about “who’s next” after the likes of Ross McCrorie and Glenn Middleton.

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on from the stands prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland.

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Gerrard admits it would be a “good experience” for the Gers youngsters to lift silverware but he’d rather not have to worry about going out and buying players for the first-team.

“I think the guys are doing a good job at the Academy,” Gerrard told RangersTV, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Alex Gorrin of Motherwell is challenged by Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland.

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“Winning the Reserve League and winning the Youth Cup, I don’t want this to come out the wrong way, but it’s not the priority for me.

“It’s where’s the next Ross McCrorie? Where’s the next Glenn Middleton? They’re the players that’s going to help us achieve things with the first-team and that’s priority.

 

“If along the way we manage to win the Reserve League or Youth Cup, great, good for the kids, good experience to win and that’s all fantastic.

“But my priority is who’s next? It saves the board an awful lot of money having to go out and buy people and loan people.”

Graeme Murty’s side face Celtic on Thursday night in the Scottish FA Youth Cup final at Hampden and have one game left to play in the league.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Glenn Middleton of Rangers vies with Scott Tanser of St Johnstone during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With the Gers, Celtic and Hibs all level on points, the Gers will face Falkirk in their final game of the Reserve League campaign.

A number of the reserves have been on the fringes of Gerrard’s squad this season so they are definitely getting something right.

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