Kenny Black: Rangers youngsters can cope with playoff pressure

Rangers are in the Scottish Championship playoffs and are aiming to gain promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers assistant manager Kenny Black has told the club’s official website that the younger players in the squad can cope with the pressure that comes with the playoffs.

The Gers have guaranteed their place in the Scottish Championship playoffs and are aiming to finish second in the table.

The likes of Andy Murdoch, Tom Walsh and Ryan Hardie have played important roles for Rangers so far this season, and Black is confident that the youngsters will continue to deliver the goods.

"The lads who have been introduced into the side over the last number of weeks have shown that mentality we're needing and they've been good for us, the youngsters,” the 51-year-old told Rangers’ official website.

"Stuart mentioned in his programme notes at the weekend that the young players coming in have no fear and the experienced guys who we have got in the side can help them along the way.

“They will also be good for each other; the experienced guys being good for the young lads and the young lads being good for the experienced lads.”

Rangers have not had the best of seasons as they squandered their chance to win the Championship and gain automatic promotion to the Premiership long ago.

However, under ‘new’ manager Stuart McCall, the players have stepped up their game, and the Ibrox Stadium is brimming with optimism once again.

It will not be easy for Rangers to negotiate the playoffs, but the fans should remain confident in the team’s ability to do just that.

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