Rangers latest: Praise for fringe players, Lewis Macleod could be released from Scotland duty and more

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All the latest news and views from Ibrox, including praise for Rangers’ fringe players and goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart

Rangers assistant manager Kenny McDowall has praised the club’s fringe players.

Nicky Law and Nicky Clark both were on target for the Glasgow giants in their 4-0 victory over Falkirk at Ibrox in the Scottish Championship on Saturday.

‘Jon did well when he came on and we've got a great squad at the moment’, The Evening Times quotes McDowall as saying. ‘We’re really fortunate we've got Jon, Nicky Clark and Dean Shiels.

‘They're all waiting their turn and they've been very patient. We've said to them all along it will take the whole squad to get us over the line this year.

‘They're obviously not getting as much game time as they would like but to get a goal or set one up helps them and it helps us. We need them all to do that’.

Meanwhile, Lee Robinson has hailed Rangers goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart for his effort in training sessions.

‘I have improved a lot as a goalkeeper since I came back even though I have only been involved in two matches’, The Evening Times quotes him as saying. ‘I have picked up a lot of little things from Jim that have helped to improve my performances.

‘He spots things in your game and is great at pointing out ways in which you can improve. It has been great working with Jim and the other keepers every day at training. I really could not have asked any more of him.

‘Jim has been great with me. I feel he gets the very best out of me and all of the other goalkeepers at the club. We have a lot to thank him for’.

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod is currently with the Scotland national team for their upcoming matches, but he could be released.

According to The Evening Times, Scotland coach Gordon Strachan will consider releasing the 20-year-old if he receives a request from Rangers manager Ally McCoist.

The Gers will take on Alloa in the Scottish Championship on Saturday, and they could need in-form Macleod.

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