Rangers coach names 4 Academy stars who've been training with first team
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Rangers coach names 4 Academy stars who've been training with first team

Rangers B-team coach David McCallum has named four Academy players who have had the chance to train with the first team as the return to competitive action nears [RangersTV].

There have been a number of star performers in the Lowland League so far this season.

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One of whom, Leon King, recently signed a contract extension amid interest from Premier League clubs and was permanently promoted to the senior squad.

None of his B-team teammates have followed in his footsteps by making a permanent jump just yet, but four have been involved in first-team sessions recently.

“This week, Alex Lowry spent some time with the first team,” said McCallum in a RangersTV interview ahead of Saturday’s Lowland League fixture against Caledonian Braves.

“Adam Devine has been there as well, and Charlie McCann and Robbie Fraser, so the lads are getting the opportunity to go over there and be more visible, more seen, and try to build that picture of what they could be.”

“Hopefully, the first team staff will keep talking about them and what opportunities open, you just never know.”

Who are the four Academy players who’ve been with the Rangers first team?

We wrote a little bit about Alex Lowry earlier this week, a supremely gifted attacking midfielder with excellent vision and dead-ball prowess.

Academy staff have identified the defensive side of the 18-year-old’s game as an area in need of improvement but he’s a top talent.

19-year-old Charlie McCann signed from Man United in July where he was a regular in their U23s side.

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He’s technically very strong and is Rangers’ second top goalscorer in the Lowland League behind Tony Weston, with nine, an excellent tally for a midfielder.

Adam Devine and Robbie Fraser are both full-backs.

Devine plays right-back and has captained the B team on a host of occasions this season. The 18-year-old is very attacking and keen to whip deliveries into the box, but he’s also impressive defensively.

Fraser plays on the other side but also likes to get forward and provide crosses for teammates.

The 18-year-old has an eye for goal, too, as he demonstrated towards the back end of 2021.

Meanwhile, another promising homegrown talent made a good contribution for his loan club on Friday night.