By James Black
Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty has continued his overhaul of the Ibrox side in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking with another batch of Ibrox kids spotted training with the Gers’ first-team.
With Ross McCrorie a regular member of the first-team over the last few months and Jamie Barjonas forcing his way into several matchday squads, another four Rangers youngsters were spotted training with the first-team squad at their Auchenhowie base.
Ross Lyon, Cammy Palmer, Stephen Kelly and Lewis Muir were all part of Murty’s session as they prepared for Saturday’s clash with Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership.
The youngsters were all pictured in a gallery posted by the Ibrox club on their official website.
Goalkeeper Muir worked with regular first-team ‘keepers Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick as they were put through their paces by goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart.
Lyon – a versatile player who can fill in down either flank – was joined by midfielders Kelly and Palmer as they trained alongside the likes of Niko Kranjcar, Bruno Alves and Kenny Miller under the watchful eye of Murty and Peter Lovenkrands.
With Murty known to want players who are comfortable with his style of play, the youngsters could all find themselves in line for a place in the squad against Hamilton on Saturday afternoon if they impress however it’s unlikely.
The 43-year-old worked with the youngsters every day prior to Caixinha’s dismissal so will be well aware of the attributes they could bring to the squad but – as the head coach of the development squad – will more likely be looking to do what he can to help the players push on to the next level in their development by training with senior players.
A young Rangers squad will travel to Berwick on Wednesday night to take part in Steven Notman’s testimonial.
In other Rangers team news, Fabio Cardoso has returned to training after suffering a nose injury