With the Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern hopeful of beating Motherwell and progressing through to the League Cup final next month, there’s a real optimism amongst the punters propping up our. Having never won three games on the bounce under Pedro Caixinha, Sunday would be a perfect time to do it.
While the jury is still out on the Portuguese’s overhaul, our local Light Blues are starting to gain some confidence in their squad after getting over an injury crisis and believe Caixinha has a very strong pool of players to pick from right now. In fact, probably the strongest lot since he took over.
Speaking to Rangers TV (posted on the club’s official website) U20s boss Graeme Murty has revealed that he was impressed with the manner in which first-team stars Danny Wilson and Niko Kranjcar mixed in with his younger lot during their game with Dundee United on Friday night.
Helping the development team record a 3-1 win over the Tangerines, the pair look to have left an impression on Murty, who raved about their performances.
“They also got some really positive modelling by playing alongside first-team players like Danny and Niko, who I have to say, displayed a brilliant attitude”, he said.
“The midfield players were raving about Niko’s perception of the game, how quickly he sees things, the angles he takes up and some of the things he can attempt because he is in the right place and he has seen two or three passes ahead. For them to see that up close is really good.
“They were both excellent at speaking to the players; they were both really good at encouraging the young players and telling them where to be.”
As the pair ramp up their returns from injury, it could be a huge boost for Caixinha. The idea of Kranjcar operating behind Alfredo Morelos must seriously excite the Ibrox faithful.