A Rangers B team full of up-and-coming youngsters and fringe members of the first-team squad has crashed to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Dundee United.

The likes of senior stars Greg Stewart, Greg Docherty, Jordan Jones and Ross McCrorie joined Nathan Patterson, Lewis Mayo, Calvin Bassey, Josh McPake and surprise inclusion Kai Kennedy in a Rangers XI for the match at the Rangers training centre.

Andy Firth was between the sticks, whilst Glenn Middleton was also handed an opportunity.

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The likes of Jordan Jones and Greg Stewart were handed an opportunity against Dundee United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But it was one which this young Rangers side could not grab as they fell to a heavy defeat at the hands of an established Dundee United side.

The Arabs were full-strength for the trip to Glasgow and ran out comfortable winners despite Rangers being on top for much of the game [Rangers].

Former Gers striker Nicky Clark gave Dundee United an early lead from the penalty spot after a Middleton handball before Josh McPake equalised minutes later.

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Callum Butcher had Dundee United back in front not long after the restart before bluenose striker Lawrence Shankland made it 3-1.

Dillon Powers then rounded off the scoring in the 80th minute but this was by-and-large considered a strong run-out for the club’s fringe players and academy youngsters.

Teenagers Leon King, Ciaran Dickson, Charlie Lindsay, Nathan Young-Coombes and Dapo Mebude, whilst 20-year-old goalkeeper Kieran Wright also got half an hour.

There’s been a mixed reaction on Twitter to the result, with some Rangers fans thinking the match was a good run out:

Others felt the result did not shine well on Rangers or on some of the players involved:

 

Whilst some are in stitches at all the Dundee United fans acting like it’s a victory against a full-strength Rangers team:

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