Rangers B head coach David McCallum has praised ex-Man City starlet Kane Ritchie-Hosler for his role in the Young Gers’ 6-0 Lowland League win over Vale of Leithen [RangersTV].

Ritchie-Hosler was on the scoresheet in Innerleithen on Tuesday afternoon, as were Alex Lowry, Robbie Ure (2), Tony Weston and Cole McKinnon.

It was a second consecutive big win for McCallum’s side following an 8-2 hammering of Edinburgh University on 19th December.

Exciting young forward Weston reached 20 goals for the season with Rangers’ fourth of the day, but it was Ritchie-Hosler who was singled out for praise after the game.

Ex-Man City starlet praised by Rangers coach

The 19-year-old has played as a winger and as a midfielder in the past but is now being tried out at right-back.

“Kane is one we spoke to at half time,” McCallum told RangersTV after the game. “He’s playing a different position to what he’s accustomed to and he’s doing it really well but at half time we challenged him to believe in himself and trust the attacking threat he can have even from the full-back position.”

“Obviously, he then goes and scores and gets involved in creating some chances as well so yeah, I’m really pleased with a lot of the players but Kane doing that was pleasing for him.”

Rangers coach Man City starlet Kane Ritchie-Hosler
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When Ritchie-Hosler came to Rangers from City there were high hopes for him but it hasn’t all been plain sailing for him at Auchenhowie.

His solitary loan spell away from the club at Clyde during the second half of last season was also tough, but he’s adapted impressively to his new role in recent weeks and perhaps it is where his future lies.

Meanwhile, the managing director of a Scottish club has confirmed that they are interested in signing a Rangers starlet.

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