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Stuart McCall reveals what John Collins told him about Rangers winger Tom Walsh

Celtic assistant manager John Collins has told Rangers boss Stuart McCall just how good Tom Walsh is.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has revealed to the club's official website that Celtic assistant manager John Collins is a big fan of winger Tom Walsh.

Rangers have made a great start to life under new manager McCall, and with just one defeat in his nine games in charge, a feel-good factor is returning to Ibrox.

Newcastle loanee Haris Vuckic is stealing the headlines as he continues to bang goals in left, right and centre - but for many fans, the most positive aspect of McCall's reign so far is his commitment to youth players.

McCall developed a number of players whilst in charge of Motherwell, and has set out to do the same at Rangers so far, with youth products such as Andy Murdoch, Robbie Crawford and Ryan Hardie featuring in recent weeks.

Another player to feature is teenage winger Tom Walsh, who has become a regular under McCall despite spending most of the season on loan at Stenhousemuir.

Walsh is expected to start out wide again as Rangers face Falkirk this weekend, and in an interview with the club's official website, McCall admitted that he had a conversation with Celtic assistant boss John Collins about Walsh.

"I've said before about Walshy that when John Collins had him at the under-19s he said that he was probably the best two-footed player that he's ever coached - so we've got some good talent there," said McCall.

Collins served as a coach in the Scotland national team before moving to become Ronny Deila's assistant at Celtic, and his comments will prove just what a talent Rangers have on their hands in Walsh.

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