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.
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.
“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.
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.