Rangers talent Alex Lowry scored a wonderful free-kick for the B Team before humbly heaping praise on Bayern Munich loanee Malik Tillman amid questions over his first team future.
Lowry bent a wonderful free-kick over the wall into the bottom corner against Spartans in the revamped SPFL Trust Trophy with the goal proving to be the eventual winner in a 1-0 victory.
The result sends Rangers B into the next round of the competition after the win, with other players who’ve broken through into the first team like Leon King, Adam Devine, Charlie McCann, Mateusz Zukowski and Ross McCausland all turning out at Ainslie Park.
Talented young striker Zak Lovelace, who has been grabbing headlines amid a run of scoring form in the B team since joining from Millwall, also played in the match.
The prize for winning the match is a clash against Scottish League Two Dumbarton in the next round.
Rangers fan hype continues but Alex Lowry focused on football
Alex Lowry, 19, was the breakthrough star of last season and there is huge excitement from within Rangers about the elegant Scotland youth international.
The club even signed the kid up on a new three-year deal in the summer amid high-profile interest from the likes of billionaire-backed Manchester City and Newcastle United.
But after a knock in pre-season Lowry has found himself back in the B Team as he builds up fitness amid fears amongst supporters regarding his early-campaign absences.
The free-kick against Spartans certainly proves that Alex Lowry’s technique hasn’t diminished any and will have plenty asking if the midfielder will be back in the Rangers first-team before long.
It’s a question that’s been asked of Alex Lowry himself – who did the press after the Spartans game – and with his feet firmly on the ground the midfielder put that responsibility on Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
The attacking midfielder also paid tribute to summer signing and Bayern Munich loanee Malik Tillman, who has impressed since coming into what is Lowry’s position in the side.
Speaking to Heart & Hand, Lowry said: “Up to the manager in terms of when I can get back into the first team fold. Malik Tillman was unbelievable last night so I’ve got stiff competition”
Alex Lowry also did an interview with RangersTV where he expressed his delight the side are through to the next round.
“I thought we controlled large spells of the game, there were times where we maybe forced it a bit too much, but we kept going right to the end,” said Lowry.
“We should’ve been a bit more clinical in the first half with the chances we had, it’s a good win and we’re through to the next round.”
Kudos to Alex Lowry for showing leadership and humility in dropping down to the Rangers B team after breaking through last season and it’s this attitude that has Ibrox fans excited about the player.
We’ve no doubt that Alex Lowry will get exposure to the first-team this season and it’s clear the player is willing to bide his time and focus on his football wherever he is asked.
Meanwhile, Rangers have announced the exit of one first-teamer who has struggled to break into the side.