Rangers youngster Alex Lowry had a debut to remember as the Ibrox side defeated Stirling Albion 4-0 in the Scottish Cup fourth-round tie on Friday evening.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst named an experimental starting XI, with players such as Jack Simpson, Juninho Bacuna, and John Lundstram all getting rare starts. Lowry started on the bench alongside fellow youngsters Leon King and Charlie McCann.
Ianis Hagi suffered an injury on the 15th minute and was replaced by Lowry in what was his first-team debut, and he justified his selection on the bench with an assured performance.
With the match still goalless, the 18-year-old showed composure beyond his years as he slotted home the opening goal from a Bacuna pass, what a moment for the youngster.
Alex Lowry impressed for Rangers
Rangers fans everywhere were quick to praise the player following his performance. It wasn’t just the fans who praised him, with Zeb Jacobs and Michael Beale also showering the Scot with adoration.
Jacobs, the Rangers Academy head of coaching wrote “Amazing! Patience, hard work and dedication” on Twitter.
With former Gers first-team coach Beale also commenting, stating that he had the “potential to do very well” before the match kicked off.
It was an incredible performance by Lowry who will only be looking forward from now on.
There is a tough run of fixtures ahead, and with the side missing key players, plus injuries, could there be a chance for the Scotland youth international to work his way into the squad over the next few weeks?
Only time will tell, whatever happens over the next few weeks, Rangers have a fantastic talent on their hands.