Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hinted that Academy stars like Dapo Mebude and Josh McPake could get a chance to appear for the first-team – after the pair were part of the matchday squad for today’s win over Aberdeen.
Neither Mebude or McPake made the final 18 but were part of the warm-ups and part of the pool after the Scottish FA Youth Cup win over Celtic in midweek.
“They’re close, they’ve given me something to think about,”
The Rangers Academy sides have had great success so far this season with the reserves on the brink of winning the league while the under-18s could complete the double with a league win of their own.
There’s been a big shift in the youth set-up at Ibrox in recent years and Craig Mulholland and his staff deserve huge credit for the improvements made,
Hopefully, there are a host of young players who follow current poster boy Ross McCrorie from the youth sides to the first-team.