Former Rangers midfielder and youth coach Kevin Thomson claims Hearts-bound talent Alex Lowry has “the best football IQ” of any young player he’s seen.

The former Gers man spent time coaching in the Ibrox club’s youth set-up whilst he also runs his own youth academy and has spent time working with Hibs.

That’s given Kevin Thomson an insight into all the top young players in Scotland and the former Rangers midfielder reckons Alex Lowry is the brightest talent that he’s seen.

It comes with Rangers sending Alex Lowry out on loan to Premiership rivals Hearts with all eyes on the midfielder’s progress at Tynecastle.

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Kevin Thomson talks about Hearts-bound Alex Lowry

“He’s a massive talent,” Kevin Thomson told the Scottish Football Podcast.

“Probably with all the young players that I’ve worked with, especially at Ibrox, Lowry is probably the one that has the best football IQ that I’ve seen.

“Just that awareness and that vision and just the picture in his brain that sets him apart. He isn’t the biggest athlete, he’s a unique player, he likes to play in front of the ball and he’s a game changer.

“He’s more suited to a team that dominates the ball than a team without it. I’m his biggest fan and I hope that he does really well at the Jambos.

“I think it’ll be a great platform for him at a brilliant club to go and showcase his talent. He’s got a challenge on his hands to prove to the manager at Rangers that he’s ready to play for Hearts week in week out.

“I’ve got to think that there is one Rangers manager who is passionate about youth it’s Michael Beale, if you were ever going to get a chance it’d be under him.”

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There are big things expected of the 20-year-old who has already broken through at Rangers but who hasn’t been able to pin down a run of games in Glasgow.

As Alex Lowry heads on loan to Hearts, there is big hope that the youngster can take a leap in his progress a-la-Ryan Christie at Aberdeen with Rangers to keep a close eye on his progress.

Alex Lowry has made 14 appearances for the Rangers top team, already scoring two goals for the club as Michael Beale looks for the player to grab his Hearts chance with both hands.

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