Rangers Colts boss Graeme Murty has hailed his young side and admits that the 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town was “everything that we wanted.”

The Gers youngsters won 2-1 through goals from Glenn Middleton and Robbie Ure as they gear up for some massive games in the coming weeks.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 22: Rangers manager Graeme Murty looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Murty thinks the game provided a “really good challenge” for his side, with 15-year-old Ure joining 16-year-olds Connor Allan and Leon King in the “depleted” squad.

“Irrespective of the result I thought it was a really good test, a really good challenge, I thought they were very good,” Murty told Rangers TV.

“It was a different challenge for us, they were a very good technical side and physically they were excellent, really competitive and I thought it was everything that we wanted.”

“We finished the game there with a 15-year-old on the pitch in Robbie Ure and Connor Allan is 16 and Leon King 16 and we had a little bit of a depleted squad.

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“We had a couple of injuries and a couple of knocks but I am really proud of the lads and the way they played the game and the way they approached it and their understanding in the second half once we tweaked things a little bit and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

Murty’s side face Clyde in the Glasgow Cup this week and have a UEFA Youth League clash with Atletico Madrid and a Challenge Cup semi-final against Inverness CT rapidly approaching.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Glenn Middleton of Rangers celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Motherwell at Ibrox Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With several Murty’s squad likely to be involved with the first-team squad against Hearts this afternoon, it saw several players make the step up from the under-18s for the game against the Terriers.

The Gers have show a huge amount of faith in their young players and getting more of them involved with the Colts is a promising step in their development as they look to push their way into Steven Gerrard’s first-team.



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