Incoming Rangers coach Harry Watling has revealed that he is the man tasked with bridging the B Team gap at Ibrox as he discussed his role with the club.

Harry Watling joins Neil Banfield, Damian Matthews and Jack Ade as part of Michael Beale’s backroom team at Ibrox and follows the former QPR boss from Loftus Road.

Speaking to RangersTV, the young English coach has gone into more detail regarding what he will be tasked with doing at Ibrox.

Handed the title of First Team Development coach, Watling’s role covers a range of areas but specifically and first and foremost, it’s about priming players for the first team.

The former Chelsea, West Ham and Millwall youth coach, 33, will also then be tasked with how the side can get the most out of the defenders and firming up set pieces, which have been a bug bear all season long.

“The title is first-team development coach, so I am here to help develop the individuals first and foremost,” said Harry Watling.

“We’ve got a lot of exciting young players here that I want to help get into the first team.

“I think then the manager wants me to focus on the defenders as a unit and more specifically the full-backs on how we can help create and score goals from those areas.

“Then I’ll have a focus on set-pieces as well, I think we can certainly improve on that and I really want to help the team score more set-plays but also stop if from going in at the other end.”

Is Harry Watling the man to bring Rangers B talent forward?

These comments will be music to the ears of Rangers fans who’ve watched their side’s set piece prowess dwindle ever since Michael Beale and co left the club last year.

But more specifically, they suggest that Harry Watling will be the man to fulfill the prediction of BBC journalist Kheredine Idessane, who believes the club want to use more B Team stars this season.

Namely, Idessane claims Rangers want to get more from Adam Devine, Alex Lowry, Charlie McCann and Zak Lovelace in the immediate months under Michael Beale.

It appears that Harry Watling is the man to help facilitate that and it’ll be interesting to see how the ex-Hartford Athletic boss gets his ideas across at Ibrox.

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