Rangers youngsters backed to experience 'loads more' finals in the years to come after youth cup win
Rangers’ academy coach Cameron Campbell believes their Scottish Youth Cup triumph over Hearts at Hampden Park is an experience they will replicate in the first team in the coming years.
The young Gers saw off Hearts 2-1 at Hampden, with first-half goals from Darren McIanlly and Rory Wilson.
It is Rangers’ eighth youth cup triumph, however, they still remain seven behind Celtic.
Regardless, Campbell believes it’s an experience they will share in the first team before long.
Talking to RangersTV, he said: “It’s all a new experience and one that hopefully they will experience more in the Rangers first team soon enough.”
He added: “It was a very challenging game, Hearts are a really good side and were organised.
“It was pleasing for the guys to show resilience to go and come through that.”
Rangers youth success
Rangers have been relatively successful in producing their own talent to sell or play in the first team.
The club received an initial £11.5 million for Nathan Patterson from Everton in January.
The fee for Patterson could rise to £16 million depending on Everton’s and his performance at the club.
Considering that the right-back had only featured 13 times for the Gers scoring one goal, it looks like superb business.
Rangers have previously sold the likes of Billy Gilmour, Barrie McKay, Ryan Hardie and Ross McCrorie, all of whom graduated through the Rangers academy.
The Gers academy has proved to be a good source of income and potentially a reason why they have been able to compete with Europe’s top teams in this season’s Europa League.
More recently, Alex Lowry, 18, and Charlie McCann, 19, have both made their first-team debuts.
Potentially two more names we could see in and around the first team in the years to come.
In other Rangers news, a Super Computer has made a new and unexpected prediction for the Gers winning the Europa League.