Craig Mulholland praises Mark Warburton's youth policy at Rangers

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Mark Warburton has guided Rangers to victory in every match they have played since he took charge.

The head of Rangers' academy, Craig Mulholland, has highlighted the fastidious approach Mark Warburton has taken since taking control at Ibrox on the club's official website

Warburton has made a brilliant start at the Scottish giants, having taken over in the summer, but it is not just with the first-team that he is trying to make a difference.

The former Brentford boss is also focusing on making Rangers' youth system more productive, and he has been analysing the style of football played by the club's academy teams, right down to under-11 level. 

“We had all of our staff in on Monday night for an in-service where we looked at a video of our style of play from our youngest age groups at under-11, right through to our under-20s group," he said. 

“When you see it all coming together, we are hopefully creating a club-wide philosophy in terms of our style of play.

“From a football perspective, the manager has had a number of players round with the first team which has been fantastic, and the gaffer and David Weir have been fantastic and have been joining in with our in-service sessions.

“So in terms of integrating the whole football department, it’s been fantastic, although we still have a lot we want to achieve.

“We are ambitious and while we would like to achieve everything tomorrow, we need to keep working on a daily basis to make everything better, and that will ultimately benefit the players."

Warburton's approach of making sure the youth teams played in a similar style to the senior squad was one which he also adopted at Brentford, and he clearly places great importance on ensuring that youngsters can progress.

The Gers have a number of youth players in their first-team, from their own academy and on loan from Premier League clubs in England, and they are thriving in the environment set up for them.

Rangers are currently leading the Scottish Championship, and have a 100 per cent record after their opening six games.

During this time the team have scored 22 goals, and let in just three, meaning there is great optimism for the future of the club with Warburton at the helm. 

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