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.

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.

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.

25th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish FA Youth Cup Final, Celtic U18s versus Rangers U18s; Rangers captain Daniel Finlayson celebrates with the cup (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He’d be joining an Academy which has been involved in the winning of four trophies this season.

The U17s delighted fans by winning the ALKASS Cup, whilst the young Gers beat Celtic 3-2 to lift the Scottish FA Youth Cup.

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.

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