Rangers sitting on Ibrox fortune and director deserves major credit
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Rangers sitting on Ibrox fortune and director deserves major credit

As a youthful Rangers side dumped Hearts 3-1 at Tynecastle, it was elegant midfielder Alex Lowry who once again took centre stage.

The stand-out performer on the park – although fellow starters Adam Devine and Leon King also impressed – the youngster appears to be improving game on game.

A remarkably positive player with ingenuity and expert vision, the kid continues to come on leaps and bounds and was involved in all three goals in Edinburgh.

It was from Alex Lowry’s dangerous in-swinging corner that Cedric Itten nodded in a Rangers equaliser after Peter Haring had impressively put Hearts ahead.

The youngster also added a second as Rangers shaded a close first half, Alex Lowry shimmying the backtracking Jambos defence before coolly slotting past Craig Gordon.

That’s Football Writers’ Player of the Year Craig Gordon, by the way.

The final goal was one forged in the Rangers training centre as Alex Lowry showed expert composure – a trait of all these young players – to find substitute winger Ross McCausland.

The young Northern Irishman followed suit by expertly picking out Cole McKinnon, who controlled the ball with a bounce before volleying it into the bottom corner.

It’s had supporters drooling ever since.

Alex Lowry steals show v Hearts as Rangers kids make impression

Ahead of the Europa League Final there’s a genuinely good buzz about the place and that played out in the swagger of this much-changed Rangers side.

Led by Alex Lowry, the 18-year-old exuding confidence and ability aplenty, the transition was seamless and the kids who came into the team from the start and from the bench left a startling impression.

But it is the graceful playmaker who will steal the headlines and justifiably so as Alex Lowry potentially plays his way into Europa League Final contention, at least for the bench.

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Rangers and at times under-fire sporting director Ross Wilson deserve huge credit for securing the future of this kid amid reported interest from billionaire duo Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Signing a three-year deal which will tie him to the club until 2025, the challenge for Lowry is now to go and cement himself in the Rangers side.

If he can begin to do this from next season, then don’t bet against Rangers banking a veritable fortune on this impressive creative talent in the transfer windows to come.

Meanwhile, Rangers fan rockers SAINT PHNX have released a sneak peek of their new Europa League inspired anthem.