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.
“It was good, it was intense. The boys are burst but it was a great game,”
“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.
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.