'Wow, hold on' - Rangers Colts star blown away by rapid Ibrox progress
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Nathan Young-Coombes blown away by rapid Rangers progress

Rangers Colts striker Nathan Young-Coombes has admitted that he’s been blown away by the progression he’s had at Ibrox after scoring in the 2-0 win over Wrexham at Ibrox on Saturday.

The 16-year-old has rapidly climbed the ranks at the club and is a regular in Graeme Murty’s second-string, and admits playing and scoring for an under-21 side in the Colts left him thinking “wow, hold on a second.”

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The teenager is already a popular figure with supporters and thinks that working with Graeme Murty and Peter Lovenkrands has been “great” for his development as he aims for a first-team sport.

“I came up here to eventually get first-team football,” Young-Coombes said, as quoted by The Scottish Sun.

“All I can do is score. The managers are very good. They know where I am in my development.

“I am only 16, so getting U21 football against a first-team like Wrexham, you’d think: ‘wow, hold on a second’.

“I have faith in what our coaches will do for me in the future. Peter and Murts have been great for me. We are always talking about how I can take my game to the next level.”

The Colts have beaten Berwick Rangers, Stranraer, Ballymena United, Solihull Moors and Wrexham so far and will face one of Inverness CT, Raith Rovers or Partick Thistle in the semi-finals.

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The former Chelsea youngster is almost certain to be involved and his performance after coming off the bench on Saturday will have done him no harm.

There’s little doubt he has the confidence and ability to make the first-team so, hopefully, he can continue heading in the right direction and get a chance to make an impact in Steven Gerrard’s squad.

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