Rangers B star Charlie Lindsay has called yesterday’s 6-3 defeat by Glentoran a “learning curve” for the young Gers as he reflected on his return to Belfast.

Lindsay, who played for Glentoran before joining Rangers in 2020, was disappointed to lose out to his former side but thinks it was still a worthwhile exercise for David McCallum’s side.

A double from Josh McPake and a goal from trialist Thompson Ishaka weren’t enough for Rangers to take something from the game and Lindsay looked at the positives from the afternoon.

“It was a learning curve for all of us. We’re still young boys and it was good for us,” Lindsay told Rangers TV.

“We’re obviously disappointed we got beat and there were some positives and some negatives but it’s just about learning from it really.

“It was good for us because it was a good side we played today with strong, physical attributes. We just have to get used to it.”

McCallum hails teenage debutant after making Rangers bow

Head coach David McCallum was full of praise for striker Zak Lovelace after he made his debut from the bench after his move from Millwall.

While McCallum admits the Gers had to ‘manage’ the striker he is excited to see the impact the teenager can have after a strong cameo from the bench.

“I thought he was very good. I thought he carried a lot of threat,” McCallum said. “There were some good moments in the box he tried to create himself, I thought his movement was good and his willingness to cover distances to defend was clear to be seen.

“Having only had him for two days of training and how limited his pre-season had been so far, we had to manage that. His minutes will start to increase over the coming games and his impact will be seen as time passes. He was excellent for the third goal and I’m sure we’ll see him becoming quite important in and around the penalty box.”

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