By Jack Cunningham

26th Aug, 2021 | 6:30am

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister hints that youth players will be involved against Alashkert

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has confirmed that a few youth players will be involved against Alashkert.

Speaking in the Gers’ pre-match press conference in Steven Gerrard’s absence, McAllister confirmed that some of the club’s youth players would have to play some role after COVID ruled out several Gers stars.

Rangers will be without two first-team goalkeepers while the likes of James Tavernier and Calvin Bassey are also missing, and that could hand a chance to some of the Gers’ youth players.

He said: “We have some youngsters from the B-Team, they have impressed recently, and we are confident that all of them can do a job on the pitch.

“Already, it is a great experience for the younger guys; we are very confident in our young players.”

Rangers still have a strong squad.

Despite missing a few key players, you would think that the Gers would still have more than enough to finish the job and seal their place in the next round of the Europa League [Daily Record].

Whoever these young players are, we hope that they can step up and fill in and do the job.

Rangers have a strong academy, and McAllister sounds confident that the players selected will do themselves justice.

This is a huge night for Rangers, and we hope that the young players can do themselves and the club justice and help the Gers out of a sticky patch caused by COVID.

McAllister sounds confident, and it is now down to these lads to deliver on the pitch.

In other Rangers news, one Gers man could be the latest COVID absentee.