Quitting Reserve League is right move for Rangers youngsters
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Quitting Reserve League is right move for Rangers youngsters

Rangers are set to quit the Reserve League, according to a report, and it is the right step for the development of the Gers youngsters.
According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers and Celtic are among a number of clubs looking at alternative arrangements for their Academy youngsters as they feel the current set-up doesn’t meet their needs.

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The Gers second-string have only just returned to the league this season after skipping the final year of under-20s football to take part in a ‘Games Programme’ against elite European sides.
It seems likely that, in the absence on Colt teams being admitted to the league, that the Gers will use a similar idea next season instead of competing in the Reserve League.

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The SPFL could throw a spanner in the works by insisting clubs field a reserve side but it makes no sense when clubs aren’t seeing any benefit.

With the wildly-varying gulf in quality from week-to-week, clubs want a better test for their young players and help them make the jump to first-team football.

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Playing European sides will at least help with that by giving the Gers kids a chance to test themselves against better players.
In an ideal world, there would be a Rangers Colts team preparing for their first season in the league system but, as things stand, quitting the current system makes more sense for the Gers.

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