Rangers Development squad came back from a goal down against Aberdeen to snatch a 2-1 win with goals from Ross McCausland and Ciaran Dickson, earning praise from manager Graeme Murty after the game.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Murty picked out the two goalscorers as he lauded his side’s comeback against the Dons after Lloyd Robertson fired the Pittodrie side in front ten minutes before half-time.
McCausland levelled the score after 58 minutes, shortly after coming off the bench before Dickson grabbed a last-minute winner to leave Murty delighted.
“There are certain people you would look at them and think I’m not sure I would fancy you hitting that one,” Murty said, “But Ross has just shown that he has got a real eye for goal and the strike that he hit was a phenomenal one so fair play to the kid for being on the front foot and for being confident enough to bring his shooting to a game of this level.
“He got his reward and we are thankful to him but we are not really surprised because we see it from him quite often.”
Dickson has earned plenty of praise recently for his performances in the Development Squad and Murty believes the midfielder’s goals showed fantastic maturity after the teenager’s “wonderful technique” came to the fore as he stroked the ball home from the edge of the area, saying: “Ciaran is a really interesting guy because he possesses some wonderful technique, we are still building things onto him in terms of capacity and in terms of understanding but he deals with the ball very very well.
“It would’ve been very easy for him on the edge of the box to lash at the ball and really try and hit it hard but he didn’t he just caressed it and passed it into the bottom corner which is something we encourage but it is different us encouraging it in training and us encouraging it in development sessions to actually going and doing it in the pressure of the game.
“For him to step on there and select that skill from his toolbox was really really mature I thought and the way he just passed it in there was really pleasing to see and really eye-opening for such a young player to show that level of maturity.”