John Kennedy expects Mark Warburton to focus on youth at Rangers

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Celtic coach John Kennedy feels Rangers boss Mark Warburton will place emphasis on developing youth at the Scottish Championship club.

Celtic first team coach John Kennedy has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers fans should expect an emphasis towards youth players with Mark Warburton in charge.

The dust has long since settled on Warburton’s appointment as the next Rangers manager and the Celtic employee feels that he’ll look to develop the youth section of the Ibrox club throughout his time with the club.

“He seems to know his football, and did a very good job at Brentford. We’ll wait and see how he does at Rangers,” Kennedy told the GET.

“The one thing I’ll say about Mark is he was very pro-youth, he wanted to set up something that would make young players better.”

A great idea by Warburton

Focusing on the youth section of the football club is a very good idea by Mark Warburton for a number of reasons.

The youth ranks can be a sustainable source of new players for the Gers as they look to get themselves into a good position for promotion into the Scottish Premiership next season.

It will also improve his options if he feels he needs new players after the transfer window has officially closed.

Inspiration for the youngsters

Another main benefit if Warburton wants to spend extra time developing the youth ranks is that the younger players at Rangers will be inspired by the extra attention they’re getting from the first team boss.

The younger players at any club are much more likely to put in the hard yards and go that extra mile if they can see that their efforts aren’t going unnoticed.

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