Calum Gallagher aims to impress manager Stuart McCall after goal against Celtic

Rangers striker Calum Gallagher wants to break into the first team before the end of the season.

Rangers youngster Calum Gallagher has told the club's official website that he wants to play in the first team under Stuart McCall.

Gallagher, 20, joined Rangers in 2010 having initially played for Dundee United, and scored on his debut last season in a win over Dunfermline Athletic.

However, Rangers' promotion to the Championship has led to Gallagher being farmed out on loan this term, scoring five times in ten games for Cowdenbeath.

Now back at Ibrox, Gallagher is hoping to break into the first team once again - and did his prospects no harm on Monday evening.

Rangers Under-20's took on a Celtic development squad on Monday, and Gallagher scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over their Old Firm rivals.

Speaking to the Rangers official website after the game, Gallagher says that he is now looking to play for the first team this season - and will keep trying to impress new manager Stuart McCall in the coming weeks. 

"My aim is to get back to the first-team setup and score goals there but I don’t want to take anything away from the importance of getting the win because I really enjoyed myself," said Gallagher. "It won’t be anything to do with my attitude towards playing or my enthusiasm to play whether I get into the first-team side."

"I will keep working as hard as I can, which I always do and if the management are happy to put me in then hopefully I will do well," he added.

McCall has so far put his faith in the club's young players, with the likes of Robbie Crawford, Andy Murdoch, Tom Walsh and Ryan Hardie all earning playing time recently.

Gallagher will now be looking to follow in their footsteps - and with McCall in charge, he may just have the perfect manager at the helm.

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