McCall praises 'terrific' Rangers prospects Murdoch and Walsh after Alloa draw

Rangers are embracing something of a youth movement under manager Stuart McCall.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has heaped praise on youngsters Andy Murdoch and Tom Walsh in an interview with the club's official website.

McCall may have drawn his first two games in charge of Rangers, with Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Alloa coming as a particular disappointment.

Rangers fell 1-0 down, but saw Nicky Clark score twice to go 2-1 up, before throwing it away to record a fifth straight draw in the Scottish Championship.

After the game, McCall was understandably disappointed, but managed to praise two young players during his post-match interview on the club's official website, lauding Murdoch and Walsh for their performances.

"I thought the two young boys were terrific, Walsh again and Murdoch," said McCall - and their performances bring up a real point of emphasis for the new manager.

McCall has essentially been brought in to help nurture the next generation of Rangers players, and having made 20-year-old Murdoch and 18-year-old Walsh key parts of his team already, it seems that McCall is certainly embracing the task at hand.

Rangers have tried to recreate the glory days, bringing Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd back to the club after a number of years away - but it hasn't worked so far.

Rather than hark back to the past and keep trying to bring former players back to Ibrox, Rangers need to forget about what once was and instead look to press ahead with the young talent emerging at the club, such as Murdoch, Walsh and substitute Ryan Sinnamon.

And with McCall at the helm, they may just have found the perfect man to lead the youth movement at Ibrox in the coming months and possibly years.

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