By Pete Hanson

21st May, 2023 | 12:45pm

Rangers should introduce Alex Lowry for second half v Hibs after underwhelming display

The winds of change are afoot at Rangers and Sunday’s (21 May) game against Hibernian has been crying out for an injection of youth.

And Michael Beale look no further than his bench and the form of 19-year-old Alex Lowry to offer freshness and energy into his Rangers side.

The Gers made a pretty decent start in truth at Easter Road, but in a summer that is likely to see plenty of changes to the playing squad – with the likes of Kieran Dowell and Jose Cifuentes linked with a switch to Ibrox – the time is also right to start blooding through the stars of tomorrow.

With Ryan Jack (31) already the wrong side of 30 and John Lundstram (29) not far off, it feels like the right time for Rangers to start making changes in the centre of the park.

Against Hibs, Rangers have enjoyed plenty of the ball in the first half but Hibernian have been more than content to sit back in a low block and force their opponents to try and find a way through.

Thus far, the visitors have simply been unable to do that with much success against a stubborn Hibs defence – indeed it took a special effort from James Tavernier on his 400th Gers appearance to make the breakthrough.

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In Lowry, who has only made three appearances in the Scottish Premiership this term, that freshness and willingness to find a way to break through the lines would be a huge help.

Moreover, the teenager is sure to be chomping at the bit and desperate to stake his claim for more minutes ahead of next season, especially given opportunities could be even more scarce when Beale reshapes his squad.

In other Rangers news, Gary Keown branded a section of the club’s supporters “morons” over Nicolas Raskin gripes.