Rangers reportedly had Glenavon teenager Christopher Atherton on trial recently to play for their under-15s season after which he went on to break the British record.
According to the BBC, the 13-year-old became the youngest senior footballer ever in the United Kingdom after he came off the bench and provided an assist in the Northern Irish League Cup on Tuesday, 14 September.
RFC Youths – a blog that’s been dedicated to the Rangers academy since 2008 claimed that Gers had him on for a trial as well.
Via Twitter, they wrote, “Recently turned out for Rangers U15’s as a trialist.”
It takes some talent to make one’s professional debut that young and he looks to be someone who’s burst on to the scene extremely quickly.
After coming on, he was already creating chances and even provided an assist – so the occasion certainly did not get the better of him.
His first touch of the game was actually an assist and that’s not going to be a moment that he’s ever going to forget.
The fact that he’s already been on trial at Rangers suggests that the scouts know what they’re doing and have given this headline-breaker a chance before anyone knew about him.
We’re unaware of how well he performed for the Ibrox outfit, but surely if there is a deal to be done, they can sign him and loan him back to his club.
Hopefully, Gers continue to stay in touch and keep tabs on him and if there is an opportunity to snap up his services and they’re impressed with what they see, then they must sign him.