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.
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.
“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.
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.