Rangers prospect Tom Walsh explains where he still needs to improve

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Walsh is pleased to be playing under Rangers boss Stuart McCall, but he has admitted he is still too inconsistent with his play.

Speaking to the Evening Times, Walsh, 18, admitted that he needs to be involved in games more if he is to have a noticeable impact.

The youngster said: “It is great to have the confidence of the manager, but I am always wanting more for myself. I thought I was in and out of the game for long spells on Saturday. I want to be more involved.”

The young winger is one of a few academy players starting to make a name for themselves at Ibrox, and he came within a posts-width of netting his first goal for the club in the 2-2 draw with Falkirk.

He has made eight appearances for the Gers now, and after spending the first half of this season in League One with Stenhousemuir, he looks to have proven his ability to head coach Stuart McCall.

He has featured in every game under McCall since the former midfielder’s appointment, and, after Ryan Hardie’s two goals on his full debut last weekend, it appears as if McCall is building for the future of Rangers. The duo are the two standout young players being given a chance under McCall, and it is good to see the club keeping up their play-off race despite the promotion of academy players into the first-team set-up.

At the young age of 18, it is no surprise that Walsh believes he still needs to improve, and it is good to see that he has highlighted what he needs to work on. It appears as if he has the ability and work rate to make the step up and improve his main weakness, and if he does, he could become even more central to McCall’s future plans for the club, despite being as young as he is.

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