Rangers youth starlets miss out on Scotland Goal of the Year Award
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Rangers youth starlets miss out on Scotland Goal of the Year Award

Rangers youth talents Alex Lowry and Ben Williamson both missed out on winning the Scotland Goal of the Year Award despite scoring two excellent goals to be included in the voting.

They lost out to Motherwell youngster Lennon Miller, son of striker Lee Miller, following the 15-year-olds outstanding effort against England in an under 16 match.

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Lowry’s effort was against Croatia as he scored an equaliser that went in off the post in the Scotland U19 tie during the Euro Elite Round. The previous manager Steven Gerrard had high hopes for the youngster as he named him on the bench for the first preseason fixture against Partick Thistle in July.

He didn’t make it onto the pitch; however, Rangers have a superb talent that hopefully won’t be long before he can break through into the senior squad.

Ben Williamson’s strike that was nominated for goal of the year was against Northern Ireland in what was his first appearance for Scotland at under 21 level.

His goal helped secure an excellent 3-2 victory and he has a bright future ahead of him. The youngster won Arbroath’s young player of the year award following an impressive loan spell last season.

He joined Livingston in the summer on loan but has found game time hard to come by, only featuring five times in the league this season.

Rangers have some incredible young talents breaking through into the game at the minute, with Lowry and Williamson amongst them. Being nominated for an award such as Scotland Goal of the Year shows how highly regarded, they both are.

Let’s hope they both get a chance of first-team football sooner rather than later as the Ibrox side enters a new era under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

In other news, the recent documentary on legendary Rangers figure Walter Smith was lauded by fans.