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alky Mackay has picked out two young Rangers players who have impressed him as he looks to the future of Scottish football.
The SFA performance director watched the country’s under-19s play against Spain this week and was impressed with what he witnessed.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Glenn Middleton of Rangers vies with Richard Foster 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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The young Scots claimed a 1-1 draw and enjoyed more possession than their counterparts and were unlucky not to win.

Mackay was full of praise for Billy Gilmour but also picked out the two young Gers as ones for the future.
“Billy is a big talent but he is one of many at various levels that we want to push forward,” Mackay told the Scottish Sun.
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 13: Andrei Ivan of Rapid challenges Glenn Middleton of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between Rapid Wien and Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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“Glenn Middleton at Rangers and Lewis Hornby from Everton are two others that immediately come to mind.
“Dapo Mebude from Rangers is another one but there are so many who are progressing.”
Middleton has burst onto the scene after a string of impressive showing at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard while Mebude is on the fringes of the first-team squad.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Dapo Mebude of Rangers is seen prior to the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Johnstone at Ibrox Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The young striker was recalled from international duty last week to supplement Gerrard’s first-team squad against St. Johnstone.
Both are very highly thought of at Ibrox and regular first-team football will do them the world of good.
It likely won’t be long until they are both key players in the royal blue of Rangers and dark blue of Scotland.

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