Saturday, 7 July 2018

Gerrard drops surprise hint over senior promotion for youth player

Steven Gerrard may have dropped a significant hint that he sees youth academy graduate Zak Rudden as potential first team material and could be looking to deploy him as a solution to Rangers’ striker problem.

Rangers are more than a bit thin on the ground up top, with Eduardo Herrera having no future in Govan, Kenny Miller gone, Jason Cummings likewise, and Ryan Hardie off to Livi again, and this leaves only Alfredo Morelos as the sole striking option.

Until we bring young Rudden in.

Speaking after the Bury friendly to Rangers TV, Gerrard confirmed he may be looking at a promotion for the lad.

He said:

“Delighted with all the goals, especially for young Zak Rudden, it’s his first goal here at Ibrox and I’m sure it’s going to be the first of many.”

Well it can only be many if he plays him, and the underlying hint in there is the 18 year old may well get the opportunities in the first team to do so under this manager.

Naturally time will tell but Rangers’ slight poverty up front definitely needs some armaments.

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