Rangers Academy striker Josh McPake is “confident” the Gers can progress in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens after a 0-0 draw with Premier League side Wolves in their second of three games today.
After winning their opening fixture 3-1 against Hong Kong FC, Graeme Murty’s side was looking to seal qualification for tomorrow’s finals with a win over their English rivals but were held to a 0-0 draw in a thrilling match.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 15: Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Both sides hit the woodwork twice but were unable to break the deadlock and McPake admitted he was disappointed not to have made it two wins from two in the competition so far.
“It was good, it was intense. The boys are burst but it was a great game,”
McPake said in a video shared by the organisers on Twitter.
25th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish FA Youth Cup Final, Celtic U18s versus Rangers U18s; Josh McPake poses with the cup after the cup win
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“We hit the post, they hit the bar, it was just end-to-end stuff. I enjoyed it but we’re just disappointed to not come away with the win.

“After that game, we’re really confident, we worked the ball around well and created loads of chances. All that’s missing is to take them. We hit the post and had a couple of one-on-ones if the game had went a bit different it could have gone our way and we could have got the win.”
McPake scored in the first game as Kai Kennedy and Cammy Palmer also got on the scoresheet as the Gers came from behind to win 3-1.
HONG KONG, HONG KONG - MAY 20: Victor Fernandez of Newcastle United (R) fights for the ball with Liam Burt of Glasgow Rangers (L) during the Main Cup Final match between Newcastle United and Glasgow Rangers, part of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2018 at Hong Kong Football Club on 20 May 2018, in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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After reaching the final last year and losing to Newcastle United, Murty’s side will be hoping to go one better and bring the curtain down on a strong season for the Academy sides.
With some fantastic performances in the tournament so far, it will be an impressive feat if the Gers can go on and lift the trophy after finishing as runners up several times before.
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