Four Rangers talents who could make debuts vs Stirling Albion in Scottish Cup
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Four Rangers talents who could make debuts vs Stirling Albion in Scottish Cup

Rangers’ Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Stirling Albion in late January should give manager Gio van Bronckhorst a chance to rest key men and give opportunities to fringe and B team stars.

Here are four exciting players who could make their senior competitive debuts in the fixture:

Charlie McCann

McCann only joined the Gers in the summer, but he’s already made quite an impact at B team level.

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The former Man United U23s regular is Rangers’ second top goalscorer in the Lowland League, while his ability to dictate play from midfield has been impressive.

He’s been spotted in senior training on a number of occasions and this could be the perfect opportunity to give him a first taste of first-team action.

Alex Lowry

Lowry is arguably the most talented player in the Academy right now.

The homegrown attacking midfielder is a born entertainer with excellent vision and free-kick taking ability.

He probably still has some work to do physically before regular involvement at first-team level is on the cards, but he’s often on another level to those around him in the Lowland League and could get bums off seats if he’s given a chance at Ibrox.

Tony Weston

Weston has been prolific at B team level this season and deserves an inclusion in Rangers’ first Scottish Cup squad of the season.

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The 18-year-old English striker has already scored 20 goals in the Lowland League and has also starred in the UEFA Youth League.

What he lacks in size he makes up for in tenacity and he’d no doubt fancy getting himself on the scoresheet if given half an hour or so against a fourth-tier opponent.

Juan Alegria

Plenty of Rangers fans were very excited when Alegria finally arrived at Rangers in August after a protracted transfer saga.

His hat-trick against Alloa Athletic in the SPFL Trust Trophy increased excitement levels further and his impressive frame suggests he wouldn’t be out of his depth physically at first-team level.

David McCallum told Rangers News at the end of October that the Colombia youth international needed more time to settle in before a promotion to the first team would be on the cards, but a few months on from those comments, he could be ready for his first Ibrox outing.