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10th Feb, 2018 | 1:48pm

Rangers' strategy shift starting to show signs of great success

Rangers have been an undeniable basket case of a football club over the last six or seven years but the decision to shift the club’s strategy and put focus on the young talent coming through the Academy is showing real signs of success.
With Ross McCrorie having made the breakthrough and becoming an integral part of Graeme Murty’s side and the introduction of the likes of Myles Beerman, Aidan Wilson, David Bates and Jamie Barjonas over the last 12 months, there is real hope around the Ibrox giants that they will finally have a set-up in place that can regularly provide quality players for the first-team.
Scotland Under-19 manager Donald Park’s decision to name seven Gers Academy players in his 20-man pool for the upcoming games is further validation of the work being done by Craig Mulholland and his Academy staff.

The Gers’ games programme which sees them taking a year out from the SPFL’s Development League has been a huge success with the youngsters picking up wins over the likes of some of the biggest names in Europe like Valencia and Bayern Munich.
With Graeme Murty in charge of the first-team after originally arriving to take control of the Under-20’s there is also an unexpected pathway to the first-team for players who Murty is more than familiar with after working with them on a daily basis during his stint with the development squad.
While there is still a long way to go to see a core of homegrown players in key positions in the first-team, it’s a very promising start at a time when good news is often at a premium for Gers fans.
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