Rangers youngster Tom Walsh told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels manager Mark Warburton has got a good balance between youth and experience in his current squad.
Walsh has described the sort of effect that key experienced figures are having on the club’s younger players, as the Gers go about looking to get back into the Scottish Premiership after an extended spell out of the top flight.
“It is a good mix we have got here. The younger players are buzzing to get their chance and there are older guys like Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace who can really help us along the way,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“It is a really good balance and hopefully that shows this season. The style we are playing, I think it really suits the squad of players we have here.”
Is experience more important than youth at Rangers?
The experienced players at Rangers have a big role to play at the club this season, because of the intense level of pressure and expectation hanging over the side.
Rangers are in a position where they are automatically expected to compete for the Scottish Championship title and when they don’t do well, the fans get on the back of the players and staff.
The older players will be used to that, but some of the youngsters emerging in the first team ranks are a little more vulnerable to being affected mentally.
When the difficult spells arrive, the experienced professionals can keep the chins up of the talented youngsters and hopefully make a real difference in terms of getting them to retain that important productivity and consistency.