Exciting teenager Charlie McCann trained with the Rangers first team on Wednesday ahead of their trip to the Czech Republic to face Sparta Prague.
McCann only joined the Gers from Manchester United at the end of July, but he’s already made quite an impression at the club.
He’s been running the midfield for the B team in the Lowland League and although they have an important fixture away to Berwick Rangers on Saturday, the 19-year-old was sent up to senior training.
He featured in a gallery shared by the club on Wednesday evening, as did 19-year-old goalkeeper Lewis Budinauckas.
Unfortunately for McCann, unlike Budinauckas, he isn’t eligible to make the matchday squad in Prague, as he wasn’t included in the Gers’ Europa League group stage squad list.
There is a chance that B team skipper Kyle McClelland made the trip to the Czech Republic, though.
The 19-year-old centre-back was named on the bench for the matchday one defeat to Lyon at Ibrox and with Connor Goldson unavailable, Filip Helander injured and Jack Simpson ineligible, Steven Gerrard is extremely short of options at the back.
McClelland is a Northern Ireland youth international who was reportedly being tracked by Southampton last season during a loan spell at Falkirk [Scottish Sun].
He played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday night in the U19s’ 3-0 UEFA Youth League win over Hammarby.
Rangers may be without several first-team players for their second Europa League group stage assignment but the manager did confirm an injury boost on Wednesday.