Alan Hutton has revealed that Rangers reserve team coach Peter Lovenkrands has been left raving over the talents of teenager Nathan Young-Coombes this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers and Scotland defender lifted the lid on conversations he had held with his old teammate about the next generation of talent at Ibrox, the Danish coach picking out Young-Coombes as one to watch.
The 16-year-old joined the Glasgow giants from Premier League side Chelsea early in 2019 and has gone on to play for both the under-19s and the under-21s north of the border.
Hutton says that the promising forward caught his eye when watching the youngsters take on their Celtic counterparts and revealed that he is making an impact on the coaches behind the scenes as well.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I’ve watched him a couple of times, they played Celtic and he stood out. He’s a good player and he’s obviously thought coming up to Scotland, there’s more opportunities to break into the first-team.
“He must be doing really well. I know Peter Lovenkrands, I spoke to him last night about some of the young boys, he really speaks really highly of him.
“He’s still very young, don’t get me wrong, but he’s definitely one for the future, one to keep your eye on.”
Young-Coombes played and scored for the Rangers Colts side on Saturday, helping Graeme Murty’s men seal a 2-0 win over Wrexham.
The Light Blues return to domestic action on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Hamilton before jetting across the North Sea to take on Feyenoord away from home in the Europa League.