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  1. Just been reading the DR report on our youth team (I know it's the DR but I'm bored in work) and they've highlighted 4 players that could at least make the bench in the last few weeks of the season. As stated in the Leicester U20's thread I'd like to see Rudden & Middleton replace MOH & Herrera. Glenn Middleton The obvious choice from the development squad is Glenn Middleton and he's surely knocking on the first team door. Since joining from Norwich in January, he's been a vital part of the development squad, scoring goals and creating chances. He's got a lot of work to do to break into the first team with Daniel Candeias and Jamie Murphy the starting wingers but there's no reason he shouldn't be included in the squad before the end of the season. He can play through the middle and he is so comfortable on either flank you wouldn't know which is the stronger. With Kenny Miller suspended by the club and the likes of Joe Dodoo, Eduardo Herrera and Michael O'Halloran out of favour, Middleton provides another option to Murty and would get the fans excited towards the end of the season. Zak Rudden A hat trick against Leicester is just the latest scoring exploits for the talented big striker. Strong in the air with quick feet and an eye for goal, Rudden is one of the most highly-rated young players in the Scotland youth set-up. He can score with either foot or his head and was included in match day squads under Pedro Caixinha last season. He signed a new deal until 2020 and is tipped to have a big future. Stepping up to the first team as a striker isn't an easy thing to do but it might be worth giving a chance to a player as highly-rated as Rudden. Kyle Bradley The young centre back already has one first team appearance under his belt after making his debut in the 2-1 win over St Johnstone in the final game of last season. He spent time out on loan at Clyde at the beginning of this campaign before returning to Ibrox. Rangers had no centre backs on the bench for Sunday's win over Hearts and going into this weekend's game against celtic, that could be a big worry if Ross McCrorie or Russell Martin pick up a knock. Bradley might be inexperienced but he's a good modern day defender, he's strong in the tackle and good in the air but he can also play out from the back when needed. Jack Thomson The talented midfielder has struggled with injuries during his time at Ibrox but he's a real prospect and would probably have made his first team debut by now if it wasn't for those injury problems. He was first included in a squad under Mark Warburton at just 16 but never made it off the bench. Since then, he's been in squads on and off and even played a part in the Rangers legends game at Ibrox a few weeks ago. Midfield has been an area Rangers have struggled with recently with Greg Docherty losing a bit of form, Jason Holt in and out of the team and Graham Dorrans just returning from injury. Add in the injury problems of Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie moving back to the centre of defence, an opportunity could arise for Thomson before the end of the season. I've not really heard much about Thomson or Bradley, what's anyone's thoughts that watches the youth often? And is there any not on this list included that could make the grade?
  2. Don't see the harm in having Rudden or Middleton starting on the bench. Much better option that MOH & Herrera
  3. Thought it would be good to have this & make it easier to keep up with the latest transfers. Already we have seen Podolski move to Arsenal also Riccardo Montolivo & Bakaye Traore moving to AC Milan. Fredy Guarin signed for Inter last night aswell 8.8m being reported.
  4. U20's away to Leicester

    Totally mate, can understand why a lot of people don't think he'll cut it here due to injuries but I'm more than happy to give him at least one more season. For 250k iirc then he'll be an absolute steal if we can get him consistent first team football next year.
  5. U20's away to Leicester

    Fingers crossed that this is the end of his horrific injury spell. The lads certainly got potential and I feel he'll be a vital player for us if he remains injury free.
  6. U20's away to Leicester

    Outstanding result
  7. ***** Transfer Thread *****

    Never really rated Delph much but he's had a solid season for City especially playing at LB.
  8. Sundays Front Line

    We need to push at them from the start and don't give them any time on the ball like the semi final. Do what HIVS & Hearts done and we have a chance.
  9. U20's away to Leicester

    Some cracking performances by the youths in recent weeks in these matches against highly rated teams. I'd rather see Middleton getting a place on the bench rather than MOH & Rudden instead of Herrera. Also good to see Rossiter playing a handful of games without any issues.
  10. Glenn Hoddle

    Means nothing. Derek McInnes is 8/1 with some bookies and there's zero chance of him getting the job
  11. Rangers youth

    The Halliday one was a lot worse than Candaies. I can kind of see why Halliday would be annoyed at getting taken off with 4 mins left till HT (He shouldn't have been on the park in the 1st place though) but there's a time and place to vent your anger, not in front of live TV audience and 50k+ fans. The rest would do him good as I think it's the worst performance he's had this season as he's been pretty consistent for his 1st season in a new country. Both these incidents wouldn't have happened on Sunday if we'd had a Ian Ferguson, Barry Ferguson, Souness type captain. The whole team were awful, stood off them & gave them far too much space to play. Our under 10's would have shown more heart & aggression.
  12. Rangers youth

    Candaies shouldn't even be in the squad at the weekend after the way he threw a strop on Sunday. I'd play Windass on the wing & Cummings behind the striker.
  13. Murty is sorry.

    Totally out his depth yesterday, the starting line up was doomed for failure before they even set foot on the park. I read earlier that Monaco are reimbursing their fans for last nights game. Rangers should be doing the same for yesterday's complete no show.
  14. Russell Martin

    I thought on occasions he was a bit sloppy in his distribution & wasn't upto the standards of previous weeks. Both centre backs were all over the place for both their first goals but Martin more so. Why not? He's still young & learning, he'll get better with the more first team experience he gets. Don't see the harm giving him another 1/2 year contract extension.
  15. Russell Martin

    Martin really struggled yesterday, that in turn caused Bates to have a shocker too imo. When Martin's played well it's helped Bates. If we were to strengthen the defense in the summer then I'd like to see Bates sent out on loan to another Premiership team to get a run and try improve his overall game.
  16. For me the stand out has got to be Rino Gattuso. What Advocaat didn't see in him I'll never know, was absolutely gutted when he left as I feel we could have easily sold him for 10m+ if we'd got at least 2/3 full seasons out of him.
  17. Ian durrant. Michael mols. Lesdey king jack Wilshire

    Can still remember the day he terrorized Goram when he played for Motherwell at Ibrox. Fired 4 goals past him.
  18. Ian durrant. Michael mols. Lesdey king jack Wilshire

    Christian Nerlinger
  19. True. Can still remember his long range strike in the CL away to Monaco. What a goal that was. Now you mention it I kind of recall this. Much was it they were willing to pay again?
  20. I'd say so. His goal scoring was frighteningly good Career total 328 games 277 goals
  21. Always remember that rocket he scored for Blackburn from outside of the box on the volley.
  22. According to Wiki he was on one of the largest wages in Europe so wouldn't surprise me if it was around the 40k mark. It's a shame if it's true that he picked up injuries without being legitimately injured as it's tarnished the great reputation he built up. From keepers I've seen play in the flesh for us then he'd be 2nd behind Goram.
  23. I thought Tugay was immense for us back in the day. Was gutted when he left.
  24. True, in regards to our very best players not moving to bigger clubs then I'm shocked nobody came in for the likes of Numan, Klos etc
  25. True, I reckon Smith would have got the best out of him. Shame it was towards the end of his reign that Gattuso signed. Would have loved to have seen him wiping out Lego muncher in a OF game if he'd been around in those days.