Three Rangers B team players have been spotted training with the first team ahead of Saturday’s clash with Dundee United in the Premiership.
The Terrors are the only team to have beaten Rangers in the league for a season and a half but they are travelling to Ibrox understrength due to a Covid outbreak.
The visitors have also lost their last three matches, while the Gers have a 100% record in the league since Gio van Bronckhorst’s appointment last month.
B team players in Rangers first-team training
Gio is set to select a strong side for the 3pm kick-off at Ibrox but a number of B team players were involved in the preparations for the match.
Leon King, Charlie McCann and Alex Lowry could all be spotted in the training gallery released by the club on Friday evening.
King, of course, has already featured for the first team on two occasions, making his debut against Falkirk in the League Cup midway through last season before coming off the bench in a post-split Premiership fixture at Livingston.
He’s been a regular for the B team so far this campaign but has only been named in one senior matchday squad, making the bench for GvB’s first game in charge against Sparta Prague at Ibrox.
McCann and Lowry join King
Neither McCann nor Lowry have featured for the first team before.
19-year-old McCann arrived from Man United in the summer where he had been a regular at U23 level, while 18-year-old Lowry is a homegrown talent.
Both players have been standouts in the Lowland League, with McCann often pulling the strings in central midfield and Lowry getting a licence to create further forward and wreak havoc from set pieces.
While it’s unlikely that any of the trio will be involved against Dundee United, there’s every chance of all three playing a role in the Scottish Cup fourth-round clash against Stirling Albion after the winter break.
Meanwhile, an exciting young striker scored but Rangers U18s slipped up in the league on Friday.