Rangers’ Academy system is going from strength to strength at the minute.
Graeme Murty’s second string are flying high in the SPFL Reserve League, and the U17s recently did what no other British club has ever done, in winning the prestigious Alkass International Cup, in Qatar.
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) February 16, 2019
At U19 level, seven players have been included in the Scotland squad. Jordan Houston, Lewis Mayo, Dapo Mebude, Stephen Kelly, Matthew Shiels, Glenn Middleton and Zak Rudden.
There’s also been individual success aplenty. This week, in particular, is a great example of that.
22 players from the Gers’ system have been handed international call-ups at their respective age level.
That’s a massive number.
Firstly, both Ross and Robby McCrorie have been named in Scotland U21 squad. Additionally, Cammy Palmer and Danny Finlayson have been called up by Northern Ireland.
As we progress further through the levels, though, the success keeps coming.
Portugal U18s have called on the services of John Balde for the first time. Furthermore, Kai Kennedy, Harris O’Connor and Ciaran Dickson are set to be involved for Scotland U17s.
There are two more U17s who will be representing Northern Ireland at that level. Kyle McLelland and Chris McKee.
Finally, five players made the cut for Scotland U16s. Leon King, Adam Devine, Arron Lyle, Cole McKinnon and Jay Hogarth.
👏 Congratulations Kai Kennedy, player of the tournament at the 2019 @ALKASSIntlCup. pic.twitter.com/wqBMGpwNZw
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) February 15, 2019
What an array of talent there is coming through at the club.
Hopefully these upcoming experiences will help each youngster kick on to bigger and better things in a Rangers shirt.
Best of luck to all involved throughout this month.