Rangers Academy coach Kevin Thomson has praised Kane Ritchie-Hosler for the former Man City talent’s performance for the U18s against St Johnstone.

The age-group side thrashed the Saints 4-0 in a League match on Friday evening.

Ritchie-Hosler was one of four different goalscorers, with new addition Julian Anderson getting off the mark following his recent arrival from Philadelphia Union.

“I thought Kane Ritchie-Hosler was terrific tonight he did endless running and provided endless service to the boys in the middle of the goal and he was unlucky not to get a couple of goals, I thought he was absolutely terrific,” Thomson told Rangers.co.uk.

“I thought to a man tonight, even the boys that came on, they impacted the game which is obviously what you want.”


It’s great to see another one of Rangers’ ambitious Academy signings putting in a standout display.

Last season, Nathan Young-Coombes made a major impact after signing from Chelsea in January. He starred for the U17s in the Alkass Cup-winning campaign, before scoring the winner in the Scottish Youth Cup Final.

Young-Coombes following his Youth Cup final winner. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Ritchie-Holser will be targeting similar contributions. Based on Thomson’s comments, it seems like he has the work ethic to go alongside his talent, and hopefully, there are big things to come from him as the season progresses.

Should he continue to impress over the next few weeks, he could earn a place in the squad for the Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wrexham, which could take place at Ibrox in mid-November.

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