Rangers B bounced back from a disappointing result last weekend with an emphatic 5-1 Lowland League win over Gretna FC 2008.

David McCallum’s understrength Young Gers lost 2-0 to East Stirlingshire in Dumbarton a week ago.

And the likes of Alex Lowry and Charlie McCann were missing again for this trip to Raydale Park.

This time things went much more according to plan, though, albeit against the team sitting second-bottom of the table.

Rangers B hammer Gretna in Lowland League

Rangers took the lead in the 14th minute through Juan Alegria, who arrived at the back post to finish after good work from Murray Miller.

Gretna were up for a battle, though. The hosts equalised just seven minutes later and the score remained 1-1 until 20 minutes into the second half.

It was Rangers’ Kane Ritchie-Hosler who bagged the crucial third goal of the game, though, and the Young Gers pulled clear after that.

Northern Ireland youth international Ross McCausland made it 3-1 after nice link-up play with Arron Lyall, and then substitute Greig Allen scored a header.

The scoring was completed in the 86th minute by substitute Tony Weston, who has been prolific in front of goal all season.

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Rangers remain fourth in the table as Celtic B came from behind to win at Gala Fairydean Rovers, but a defeat for third-placed The Spartans at home to East Kilbride means the Young Gers are now only three points behind them with three games in hand.

Meanwhile, a teenage attacker has reportedly signed a deal with an EFL League One club despite having a trial at Rangers.

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