French youth international Yanis Bensaber was a trialist for a Rangers XI in an Academy bounce game against Corby Town last night.
The 19-year-old Lille player and former France U16 international was part of a Rangers XI who took the trip down south.
And the young striker even got on the scoresheet as the special match ended 3-3 on the night.
Tonight's Teams pic.twitter.com/VBTnw1lCI0
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The friendly match was arranged to celebrate the Midlands club’s 70th anniversary. And Rangers clearly wanted to take the opportunity to trial some new talent.
Nathan Young-Coombes, the highly rated English youth forward, had Rangers ahead after 60 seconds.
But only four minutes later Corby were level as Joel Carter capitalised on poor Rangers defending from a corner.
Corby Town would then go into the half time interval in the lead. It was Carter again who had the “little Scotland” side ahead with a 25-yard shot.
But just after the hour mark, Yanis Bensaber had the Ibrox club level. The French Algerian took his goal well as he fired the shot across the keeper.
19 year old French Algerian Yanis Bensaber from Lille playing with the Rangers youth team tonight! pic.twitter.com/72XD6oQIjO
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Rangers youth prospect Stephen Kelly then had Rangers ahead for the second time in the match, but a Jake Bettles equaliser ensured the spoils were shared. Many thanks to rfcyouths for the match updates.
It’s great to see the club casting their youth recruitment net so far and wide. Let’s hope Bensaber showed enough to pique Rangers’ interest.
He’d be joining an Academy which has been involved in the winning of four trophies this season.
The Rangers U18s managed to lift the U18s youth league title. And many of the Rangers youth players were also involved as the club secured the Reserve League trophy this season.