Andy Dallas’ Rangers career seems to be going from strength to strength these days.
In what’s becoming a breakout season for the young forward, Dallas continued his exploits on Monday. In a reserve clash against Aberdeen, Dallas notched another brace and is already into double figures for the season.
This led to his team-mate Jamie Barjonas labeling him a “joke” on Twitter due to his goal record. It was another huge step in the right direction for the young forward, as he continues to be the reserves’ MVP.
Dallas has widely been touted in recent weeks for a call-up to the Rangers senior squad. Steven Gerrard is consistently watching what’s going on in the Youth Academy. He’s sure to like what he’s seeing from Dallas so far.
The forward already has good experience of playing in front of packed Ibrox crowds also. He was one of the lucky youth stars to feature in the Legend’s match at Ibrox back in March.
Big question marks
With so many question marks hovering over Umar Sadiq, Dallas is continuing to throw his name out there. Supporters have been infuriated with Nigerian Sadiq after a late dive against Aberdeen. It was a moment that cost Rangers their place in the Betfred Cup final, and Sadiq has been widely-criticised for it.
Considering this is coinciding with Dallas’ incredible form for the reserves, should he be Rangers’ number three? It wouldn’t be too much of a risk for Gerrard considering he wouldn’t play many first-team games this season. Yet, it could be exactly what he needs as he would be sure to get a small taster of first-team action this term.
Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty are first-team regulars, and Gerrard won’t drop them for Dallas or Sadiq. Too many must-win games are on the horizon for Gerrard to think about tinkering too much with his starting XI.
Dallas, however, is consistently banging on Gerrard’s door with goals and more goals. Soon, it’s going to be incredibly difficult to ignore the young talent.
For now, however, he continues to perform heroically for the reserves on a consistent basis.