Rangers starting XI confirmed for UEFA Youth League clash with Slovan Bratislava

Rangers starting XI confirmed for UEFA Youth League clash with Slovan Bratislava

Rangers under-19s continue their UEFA Youth League campaign tonight when they face Slovan Bratislava at Firhill and the Light Blues side looks very strong – with fans on Twitter quick to back the young stars.

The young Gers are making their debut in the competition this season after winning the CAS Under-18 League last season and beat Young Boys on away goals in the last round while Bratislava defeated Ludogorets.

Many of the Rangers side were involved last week as the Colts beat Solihull Moors in the Challenge Cup and will be looking forward to the prospect of facing Wrexham at Ibrox in the next round.

Lewis Mayo returns to the Gers side after picking up an injury against Young Boys in Switzerland and will be buoyed by his recent promotion to the first-team dressing room.

Familiar names such as Nathan Young-Coombes, Dapo Mebude and Kai Kennedy also start for the Gers at a chilly Firhill – while last week’s penalty shootout hero Lewis Budinauckas starts in goal.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the first-team in action tomorrow night against Porto at Ibrox, there’s a real opportunity to get the European fixtures off to a good start tonight.

Kick-off is at 7pm and fans can pay at the gate to watch the youngsters in action.

Fans on Twitter were quick to wish the youngsters good luck – with one tipping Young-Coombes and Mebude to both score.

Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GillianD89_/status/1192137604013137920

https://twitter.com/Dj_Dazavich/status/1192140478533308418

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