The Gers are set to call on their youth for the League Cup visit of Dundee this week and given the backdrop of injuries to up to 12 first-teamers the kids will most certainly need to be alright at Ibrox.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has already shown a willingness to reach into the Academy and pluck the club’s best talent for the first XI even before this injury crisis befell the Bears.
But now the Dutchman’s faith in the club’s youth with properly be tested as he looks to fresh sails to help navigate the flotsam and jetsam of the club’s growing injury list.
Charlie McCann to be given Rangers chance amid injuries?
Charlie McCann, 20, is one such talent and Rangers have already shown a willingness to use the ex-Man United kid in their casual squad rotation.
But as injuries to Ianis Hagi, Tom Lawrence, Alex Lowry and Glen Kamara take their toll – and the likes of Scott Arfield and Steven Davis show their age – we expect McCann might see a bit more minutes in the coming weeks.
Absolutely blowing sides away at B Team level, there are high hopes Charlie McCann can join the ranks of kids who’re beginning to make the big breakthrough at Ibrox, the player himself starting in the 2-1 Premiership win over Dundee United earlier in the season.
Rangers’ defensive crisis has meant Leon King is playing a bigger role than expected, with Adam Devine also potentially set to get called upon amid visible issues with captain James Tavernier.
Only signed from Man United last summer, extra exposure to the first team for Charlie McCann can also prove to young players the pathway into the Ibrox first-team.
We’re expecting the kid to have an increased role in the Rangers first-team, starting with the visit of Dundee this week.
In total, McCann has made six Rangers appearances, the other from this season coming in the 3-1 League Cup win over Queen of the South.
Meanwhile, one ex-Rangers star was involved in an on-pitch brawl with his new club in a six-goal thriller than saw four men sent off.