Rangers teen snapped in training as he eyes first Europa League squad
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Rangers teen snapped in training as he eyes first Europa League squad

Exciting Rangers teenager Alex Lowry was snapped taking part in training on Wednesday as he eyes a first-ever Europa League squad inclusion.

Lowry burst onto the scene in January when he replaced the injured Ianis Hagi in the first half of a Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie against Stirling Albion and went on to steal the show.

Since then, he’s started a Premiership fixture against Livingston and featured off the bench in another cup clash against Annan Athletic.

The 18-year-old is still waiting for a first senior European outing, though.

Lowry was a key man in Rangers’ UEFA Youth League campaign, which ended earlier this month with defeat to Spanish giants Sevilla.

However, his only first-team involvement in Europe was a spot on the bench for the Europa League qualifying playoff against Alashkert back in August.

A place in the squad for a fixture in the Europa League proper has eluded him thus far, despite the likes of Leon King and Kyle McClelland making the bench this season.

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Lowry snapped in pre-Dortmund Rangers training

That could change for the second leg of the knockout playoff against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night, though.

Lowry featured in the training gallery released by Rangers on Wednesday evening, as did King.

It suggests they’re both in contention to make the squad that will try to best the German giants once again, this time on home soil.

It could be a night that requires more heroic defending than exciting attacking play, but Lowry is fearless and would be a useful option for Gio van Bronckhorst to have on the bench if the game gets stretched.

Meanwhile, Rangers have responded to an official UEFA Europa League tweet praising an Ibrox star.

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