Zak Lovelace is a player with enormous potential and, one day, the England youth international could be leading the line for Rangers.

With a few appearances off the bench for the first team this season, the 17-year old has a bright future ahead of him.

The former Millwall striker is currently away at the U17 World Cup and Zak Lovelace, Rangers next big thing, has just hit his first goal of the tournament for England in a key game against Switzerland.

There have been calls to get Lovelace involved in the first team throughout the season given our various injury issues to strikers.

At one point Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe and Antonio Colak have all been unavailable.

As we saw during the recent televised youth cup finals though, he is still incredibly young and, as a result, has a lot still to learn before he is ready.

What Zak Lovelace has on his side is his pace and physicality, the technical aspects he can learn if he works hard enough.

The goal he scored for England got them back level at 2-2 before another couple of goals saw his side progress to the next round.

Named from the start, he has done his chances of keeping his place for the rest of the tournament no harm at all.

What is next for Zak Lovelace at Rangers?

What will be interesting is the plan for Lovelace next season.

More minutes under Michael Beale should be the aim but he wonโ€™t get these if he is out on loan.

The club might take the same approach as it did with Alex Lowry and Leon Ling and keep them with the B team squad so that he is available to train and play for the senior team too.

Sometimes, training and playing with the best is a a better option than playing week in, week out at a much inferior level.

The added bonus to Zak Lovelace doing well on the big stage is that English clubs will be looking at the Rangers youngster and, as with any player, they all have their price tag.

It would be a shame to sell him before his Rangers career has even started but if his departure paid for a Todd Cantwell or a Nicolas Raskin, it makes a lot of sense.

Heโ€™ll need a few more goals before Rangers have to worry about fielding phone calls yet though.

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