A young Rangers B team smashed five goals past Lowland League side East Stirlingshire on Saturday in their latest friendly and joint head coach Brian Gilmour was pleased to see five different players get their name on the scoresheet.
First-half strikes from Ross McCausland, Ben Williamson and Nathan Young-Coombes had the young Gers 3-0 at the break before Chris McKee and Alex Lowry added two more to seal the win.
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Gilmour was pleased by the performance against an experienced Shire side with nine under-18’s and five under 19’s in his squad on Saturday morning.
“It is obviously pleasing, it is another game in the tank for the boys,” Gilmour told Rangers TV.
“In terms of the performance they played some good stuff and we were just tidying up a couple of things as always.
“I thought in the second-half they looked strong, aggressive and on the front foot so it was pretty pleasing overall.
“We are looking to try and create as much as we can, and like any team it has got to come from different areas of the pitch and different players looking to try and threaten that back line.
“It is always good that other players are going to chip in with some assists and goals as well.”
Gilmour’s side have faced a few senior sides recently and, with so many younger players involved, it is an excellent step in their development to be playing older players.
Despite the lack of competitive action this term, the B team will still get some valuable minutes under their belts against other senior first-teams as Gilmour and Kevin Thomson look to prepare players for the step up to the Rangers first-team.
After seeing Graeme Murty’s side have great success last season on the pitch, there’s a high bar for this season’s group to aim for.