Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has hinted that form youngsters will get a chance in his Ibrox side as the Dutchman was asked about the inclusion of Alex Lowry in first-team training.
With one eye on Friday night’s Ibrox David v Goliath clash with Stirling Albion, Gio was asked if the likes of on-form Rangers B kid Alex Lowry would be included in the matchday squad.
Revealing that there were several Ibrox kids in Gers training ahead of the second half of the season, van Bronckhorst hinted that the likes of Alex Lowry could be set debuts in the coming days.
The young Rangers midfielder, 18, has been amongst the stand-out performers for the B Team in the Lowland League campaign and has scored five goals from the middle of the park this season.
The youngster also netted both goal for the Gers B team in their recent 2-2 draw in the Lowland League with Caledonian Braves.
Other top performers like Leon King, Charlie McCann and Tony Weston are also knocking at the door as Gio looks to hand the Gers babes evidence of their progress at Ibrox.
Rangers boss van Bronckhorst hints towards first team chance for likes of Alex Lowry
“I’ve had more academy players involved this week so I’m really happy with the academy we have and the talents we have,” said van Bronckhorst [Rangers].
“There will always be times in the season when you can give your academy players a chance to play in the first team and make their debuts and to make sure they know they are on the right path.
“Hopefully, on Friday we might be able to do that.”
Rangers are set to play Stirling Albion at Ibrox this Friday (21/01/22) at 7:45pm in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup and we suspect a few youngsters will get their chance.
Meanwhile, ahead of the clash with Aberdeen one fringe Rangers first-teamer is set to be offered an opportunity to stake his first-team claim amid injuries to two key players.