Every club always seems to have that one young player who the fans have incredibly high hopes for. At Ibrox, that man is the young, in-form Andrew Dallas, who just can’t stop scoring for the Gers’ development squad. Yesterday saw the young Scottish striker bag a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over Kilmarnock’s development side, and the Bluenoses can’t wait for him to get a chance under Gerrard.
another 3 points, another 3 goals https://t.co/bMakC5f2nZ
— Andrew Dallas (@AndrewD_123) 3 December 2018
To say that the 19-year-old scores for fun is an understatement. His goalscoring record is nothing short of incredible and if he can get a senior opportunity and keep up his current record then he could well be giving the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty a run for their money in the coming years, even if that does look a long way off at the moment given the fact Dallas is still a teenager.
Steven Gerrard worked as Liverpool’s U18 manager before he took up Ibrox role, so he knows a thing or two about working with developing stars. That will surely bode well for Dallas, who Gerrard will be keen to give an opportunity when the time is right, but only when the player himself is ready. It happens a lot where a young player bursts onto the scene and gets burnt out by over-exposure to senior football and that’s the last thing that the Gers want to see happen to Dallas.
Keeping that in mind, here’s what the Gers have had to say about Dallas:
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) 3 December 2018
First team be calling soon
— Sir Rick (@SirRickG) 4 December 2018
Keep it up young man. Wont be long till yer doing it in 1st team
— stephen rae (@rae_WATP) 3 December 2018
Well done keep working hard and your chance will come soon
— Gary Hughes (@gazhug1985) 3 December 2018
Knocking on the door surely
— david morrison (@bigdavie32) December 3, 2018
Always said you had the potential to make the first team from the youth games. You will get your chance!
— Colin Coulibaly (@Colinmc1690) December 3, 2018
Hope the boss is watching
— Robert Livingstone (@RobertL54197051) December 3, 2018
The Bluenoses cannot wait to see their academy product in the first team, although they’ll be hoping Gerrard handles it well and doesn’t ruin Dallas’ career before it’s begun.