Rangers secured the Scottish Youth Cup for the first time in five years on Thursday evening, on another landmark day for the club’s youth system.

There were a number of stand out players at Hampden. Ciaran Dickson, Dapo Mebude and Nathan Young-Coombes all took their goals well, while Patterson impressed at the back.
However, the one catching the eye of most fans was Academy Player of the Year, Josh McPake.
The 17-year-old has scored regularly this season at age-group and Reserves level.
For many, though, this would have been a first opportunity to see him play.
He certainly didn’t disappoint, either. The young forward was lively from the off, looking to take on defenders and get shots off on goal.

Just before the half-hour mark, he came close to a superb individual goal. Setting off on a mazy run and leaving three defenders in his wake, he eventually had a shot well-saved. It was the run and attempt of a highly capable player, who’s currently full of confidence.
McPake didn’t just show when Rangers were on the front foot, either. After Celtic brought the game back to 2-2, it would have been easy to down tools.
Yet, it was he who won the free-kick out wide which would eventually lead to the winning goal.
Overall, it was an outstanding showing, and one enjoyed by plenty of Bears:


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