The under-20s kick off the club’s defence of the Irn Bru Cup tonight at Forthbank against Stirling University and GTBFO have put together a profile of some of the young Rangers to look out for tonight.
Robby, and twin brother Ross, are two of the most highly-regarded young players in the development system at Rangers. At age 14 Manchester United and Manchester City were both keen to lure the ‘keeper down south but he remained at Auchenhowie to continue his development with Rangers. A regular in the Scotland set-up, McCrorie is tipped for big things and has found himself involved with the senior squad on matchdays.
Captain of the under-20 side, Ross McCrorie had a taste of first team football last season after a successful loan stint at Ayr United. Like his brother he is a regular in the Scotland set-up and has found himself part of Rangers’ matchday squad a number of times. Likely to partner loan signing David Bates at the heart of the defence tonight.
Liam Burt was a regular on the bench in first team games towards the end of last season, making his debut against Raith Rovers, while having a standout season for the development side. All only at age 17. A fantastic midfield prospect who has been tipped to follow Barrie McKay into a regular first team place while still only a teen. Another regular in the Scotland set-up; Burt was also captain of the Scotland under-17 side.
18-year-old striker Jeffries has earned rave reviews playing for the under-20s and was singled out for special praise during the recent trip to South Africa for the Durban Cup. Jeffries will be hoping to get off to a goalscoring start to the Irn Bru Cup and will look to exploit any mistakes from the Stirling defence.
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