A pair of exciting teenagers who are yet to make their first-team debuts took part in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first training session as Rangers manager on Tuesday.
Rangers released a training video on Tuesday evening and both Charlie McCann and Juan Alegria could be spotted taking part in drills.
🆕 TRAINING GROUND: Giovanni van Bronckhorst's first day at training.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 23, 2021
McCann and Alegria only joined the Gers in the summer, with the former moving from Manchester United and the latter joining from FC Honka in Finland.
The two 19-year-olds have impressed at B team level already and they both turned out against Broomhill in the Lowland League on Saturday.
McCann started in midfield and scored a brace as he moved onto five league goals for the season, while Alegria came off the bench in the second half.
The majority of the B team group have jetted off to Bulgaria for a UEFA Youth League clash against Septemvri Sofia but because McCann and Alegria are both ineligible for that competition, they stayed behind and were given the chance to showcase their skills to GvB and his staff.
Is that Juan Alegria training with the first team? 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/T2rEtMNLVJ
— Greg Martin 🎧 (@gregmartin1982) November 23, 2021
The Dutchman made it clear in his first press conference on Monday that if players are good enough they are old enough [Rangers FC YouTube] and that comment likely gave the pair a boost ahead of the session.
It’s unlikely that either player will be seen in a first-team matchday squad before the winter break at least, but if they continue to shine at B team level over the coming weeks and then impress during the mid-season training camp, they could potentially convince the new manager to promote them permanently.