January signings Matt Polster and Glenn Kamara both started for Rangers reserves today as they thumped Morton 5-0.

The duo were part of a strong side as they build towards their first-team debuts, joining Gareth McAuley, Jon Flanagan and Glenn Middleton in Graeme Murty’s reserves.

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Chicago Fire defender Matt Polster (2) and Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) during the MLS game between the Atlanta United and the Chicago Fire on October 21, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta United FC secured a place in next year's CONCACAF Champions League with a 2-1 victory against the visiting Chicago Fire.

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Polster and Kamara both played 45 minutes before being replaced at the break.

Kamara shouldn’t be too far away from being ready for the first-team after playing regularly for Dundee until late December.

Polster might take a bit more time after barely featuring for Chicago Fire last season following a series of injuries.



The American appeared in Chicago Fire’s final two games of 2018 as a substitute so hasn’t played since October.

9th December 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Rangers; Glen Kamara of Dundee challenges for the ball with Glenn Middleton and Ovie Ejaria of Rangers

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With many of the younger players in the reserves squad in Qatar as part of an Under-17 tournament, Murty’s side had several senior players in the side.

Josh McPake’s hat-trick and Glenn Middleton’s double helped them to a comfortable win that keeps them top of the Reserve League.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 24: Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Getting Polster and Kamara up to speed will be important for Rangers in the title race.

The Light Blues face a tough run of fixtures before next month’s Old Firm clash.

After making their first appearances for the Gers, hopefully, they can contribute quickly in the chase for 55.

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