Speaking to Rangers News after Saturday’s win over Broomhill at Dumbarton, Steven Smith praised Lowland League joint-top goalscorer Tony Weston.

Smith was standing in for David McCallum who was with the first-team ahead of their Premier Sports Cup semi-final against Hibs, and he presided over a 5-1 win.

Weston and Charlie McCann bagged braces, while skipper Kyle McClelland also found the net.

Former Blackpool starlet Weston opened and completed the scoring with two tidy finishes to take him to 15 goals for the campaign and he was only denied a hat-trick in the closing stages by an excellent save from Broomhill keeper Jamie Smith.

Only Dalbeattie Star’s Russell Currie has hit the back of the net as many times as the 18-year-old Ger in the Lowland League this season and Smith was impressed with his ruthlessness in front of goal.

“It’s something we spoke about last week (after the defeat to Dalbeattie Star),” Smith told Rangers News. “We created plenty of chances last week and we spoke about getting numbers and getting goals and getting assists.”

“Those are things that Tony does get. Today, the chances fell in the right areas and he managed to finish them.

“We spoke about being clinical and he was certainly that.”

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Tony Weston received praise from Rangers coach Steven Smith after going top of the Lowland League scoring charts. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The B team are now up to second in the Lowland League table and have a game in hand on leaders Bonnyrigg Rose, but are still ten points behind the Midlothian club.

Many of the players who featured at the weekend, including Weston, are now on their way to Bulgaria for a UEFA Youth League second round first-leg clash against Septemvri Sofa on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a Rangers loanee has received a major injury blow.

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