Rangers have signed promising young attacker Jack Roberts following his outstanding early 2021/22 form for the club’s U18s side [Rangers Youth Academy].
The Gers U18s won the CAS League last season but the playing group has changed considerably since then.
A number of players have moved up to B team level to play in the Lowland League, so the club brought in four new recruits last month to beef up the squad.
Greig Allen, Zak McKay, Ryan Duncan and Kristian Webster all signed professional deals, with Allen joining from Hearts and the three others stepping up from the club’s schoolboy programme.
Now, Roberts has officially signed up, too, penning a two-year deal.
📝 #RangersFC are today delighted to announce the signing of Jack Roberts.
Jack joins our under-18 group on a two-year contract.
Welcome to Rangers, Jack 🙌 pic.twitter.com/FAcCJCi2ph
— Rangers B & Academy (@RFC_Youth) August 3, 2021
The teenage attacker has been a part of the group since the start of the season but can now officially call himself a Rangers player.
He has shown a lot of promise already at Auchenhowie, scoring four goals from just four U18s appearances.
Roberts grabbed a brace in a 6-0 hammering of St Johnstone in mid-July before netting against both Dundee and Partick Thistle in subsequent friendlies.
He wasn’t able to find the net in the Young Gers’ opening league fixture, which they lost 3-1 to Dundee United, but it has still been a mightily impressive start for the youngster.
There aren’t many details available about Roberts at this stage, but an established Rangers youth blogger has asserted that he came from the Pulse Academy and may have only recently turned 16.
Pulse Academy not Prime. Posted this previously think my memory is going. https://t.co/Hr0SNKbfsu
— rfcyouths.wordpress.com (Elfideldo) (@rfcyouths) August 3, 2021
Remarkably, despite Roberts’ brilliant start to life at Rangers, he isn’t currently the top goalscorer at U18 level.