Rangers development coach Graeme Murty has hailed Gers manager Pedro Caixinha for instilling a sense of confidence in the young players of the team.
After taking over the Gers, Caixinha introduced Myles Beerman, David Bates and Aiden Wilson to the first team and is set to also introduce Ross McCrorie and Jordan Thompson to the first team ahead of the new season.
Murty said of Caixinha’s attitudes towards younger players, “They’re still in the same changing room and they still get to come round and train on these pitches. They were great for the players making sure they understand what it takes to be a first-team player.
“They’re not there yet but they are well on the road and the guys behind them definitely have something to chase – and they can all see that pathway.
“That’s really, really important for young players as if you try hard every day and can’t see a pathway to the first team, then it can become frustrating, mundane and repetitive.”
Giving opportunities to youngsters may prove to be vital if Caixinha is to achieve his ultimate goal of re-establishing the Gers as giants of Scottish football. The club do not have the financial muscle to recruit quality talent on regular basis and so developing young talent into quality players will be vital.