Graeme Murty oversaw yet another Reserve team success on Tuesday, as his side ran out 4-1 winners over Hamilton. After the match, he gave his thoughts to RangersTV.
It was a largely comfortable affair on the day which sets up a grand finish in the league.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) April 23, 2019
If the Gers win their final match against Falkirk, they could win the title.
Over the course of the season, a whole raft of players have played a part under Murty, from 16-year-old Academy talents to the likes of Lee Wallace and Borna Barisic.
A wide pool of players is key at this level and Murty had praise for all four of his goalscorers on the day. Two of which, Jamie Barjonas and Andrew Dallas, temporarily returned from loan spells to feature.
“They are good lads who work extremely hard with their loan team and understand how we want to play, and it was a good opportunity to get them in front of the first-team staff as well,” Murty told RangersTV.
“So they have come in and played really good games for us and really contributed to a good win.
“We also had Glenn [Middleton] and Ross [McCrorie] which the first-team allowed us to use as well which we are grateful for, and they again, understand the way we play and complement our players really well.
“More than anything else, I thought the four of those were really good teammates today to our younger players.”
McCrorie may only be 21, but he’s already an accomplished player. Therefore, bringing him in for the Hamilton fixture was always going to greatly improve the Reserves’ chances.
Likewise, Middleton is consistently showing himself to be a cut above at this level. That’s five goals in his last three games, as the pacy attacker goes from strength to strength.
Finally, it was great to see Dallas and Barjonas come in and wreak havoc. Dallas, in particular, is struggling away on loan but the promise both players possess was clear for all to see on Tuesday afternoon.