Jon Daly: These two youngsters can kick on at Rangers next season

Rangers have a selection of promising youngsters around their first-team set-up.

Speaking to the Evening Times, departing Rangers striker Jon Daly has named two youngsters who can start to make an impact at Ibrox next term.

Daly said: “There’s still some quality players there and good experienced players like Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller and a lot of young pros. Boys like Tom Walsh and Ryan Hardie have had a little taste of it this season and next season might be the year they kick on.”

Daly, 32, was one of many senior players to be reassured at the end of last season, following the expiration of his contract.

The mass squad release has seen Rangers need to complete some serious work in the transfer window to ensure a first XI is in place for the start of the next campaign.

Following the confirmation of the appointment of Mark Warburton as manager at Ibrox, he can start to get to work on rebuilding the squad in his vision, and if his time with Brentford is anything to go by, the Light Blues should see a youthful squad being built this summer.

This is exciting for fans of the club, and Daly has suggested that Tom Walsh and Ryan Hardie are two current youngster who can develop under the ex-Bees boss.

Both started to feature in the first-team during the 2014/15 season, and Stuart McCall gave them the chances to impress - which they both took in impressive fashion.

With the Gers likely to start the campaign with a small playing squad, it is probable that Hardie and Walsh will be part of the first-team set-up at the beginning of the season - and if they can impress Warburton, they may just establish themselves as key players in Rangers’ push for promotion.

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