Andy Dallas spoke to RangersTV on Tuesday, after starring in a Development team victory.
His opening goal set a fresh-faced Gers XI on their way to a 2-0 win over Cambridge United.
FULL-TIME: Rangers 2-0 Cambridge United.
Goals from Andrew Dallas and Jamie Barjonas help Rangers to a win at the Hummel Training Centre. pic.twitter.com/pV8KjK0GlQ
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) July 16, 2019
It was an impressive result against the EFL League Two side, and the youngster was happy to contribute. Especially, as he was able to succeed despite the physical nature of the opposition.
“They’re a good physical team, we knew it was going to be a good test,” Dallas told RangersTV. “We’ve had a couple of good results so we were confident going into the game.”
On opening the scoring he said: “Yeah it was with my left foot, it just kind of broke to me, then luckily enough I stuck it away. Then I had another chance which is going to keep me awake tonight. But, at the end of the day, it’s all about the team getting the result to take us forward.”
“They had a big guy up front and I was playing against two big physical defenders, so it’s the challenges we need to face. I felt like I did alright, I played quite well.
“It’s been a lot easier for me because I’ve been scoring a few goals and that always keeps me going, keeps me motivated.”
This is a big season for 19-year-old Dallas. He performed consistently well for the Reserves last season, finishing the league’s top scorer.
⚽️ SPFL Reserve League top scorers 2018/19…
1️⃣4️⃣ Andrew Dallas@RangersFC
1️⃣1️⃣ Jamie Gullan@HibernianFC
1️⃣0️⃣ Jack Aitchison@CelticFC
9️⃣ Lewis McCann@officialdafc
9️⃣ James Scott@MotherwellFC
— SPFL (@spfl) May 9, 2019
However, during a loan stint at Morton after the turn of the year, he struggled to find his feet in senior football. In 12 appearances for the Ton, he failed to get off the mark [Soccerbase].
Yet, he’s still very young and getting on the scoresheet against a senior EFL side should fill him with confidence.
Whether he stays with the Development squad or heads out on loan once more, he’ll be hoping there are plenty more strikes left in the tank for when the regular season comes round.