Rangers U18s have hammered rival Premiership club Dundee 5-1 at the Rangers Training Centre, with an exciting striker bagging a hat-trick.

It’s been all change in the U18 group recently, with Cameron Campbell taking sole charge following David McCallum’s promotion to B team coach, while many players have also made the step up for the Lowland League season.

Player like Tony Weston have moved up to B team level. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Young Gers started their campaign well, though, with a 6-0 demolition of St Johnstone earlier this month and a similarly impressive scoreline was recorded at Auchenhowie on Wednesday afternoon.

Former Arsenal starlet Malcolm Ebiowei earned a start having only made the bench for the B team against the Spartans on Tuesday night, while a trialist was also included in the starting XI.

The hosts came out of the blocks quickly and were already 3-1 up at the interval, courtesy of a hat-trick from Rory Wilson.

 

The young striker scored in the final day victory over St Mirren that sealed the CAS League title last season and he appears to have picked up from where he left off.

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Rangers U18s hammered Dundee thanks largely to a hat-trick from Rory Wilson. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

It would have been easy for the U18s to rest on their laurels after the interval, but they set about adding gloss to the scoreline instead and both Tyler Pasnik and Jack Roberts joined Wilson on the scoresheet.

Pasnik signed his first professional deal at the club in February aged 16, 12 years after starting off with the Broxi Bears.

The early signs are good for this age group side, then, and fans will be no doubt be looking out for Wilson’s name over the coming weeks and months, to see whether or not his promising goalscoring form continues.

Another exciting teenage prospect produced an ‘absolute rocket’ for the B team on Tuesday.

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