Rangers youngster Lyon admits to idolising Paul Gascoigne

Rangers youngster Ross Lyon has revealed his Gers idol.

Taking part in a Twitter Q+A, Rangers youngster Ross Lyon has revealed which Gers player he idolised when growing up, naming Paul Gascoigne as his answer.

Despite being a defender, Lyon idolised Gascoigne, the former English international who spent three years at Ibrox in the late 1990s.

Gascoigne was a star of that successful Rangers team, scoring 30 goals in 74 games, and single handedly show off his exceptional skills on numerous occasions.

Managing to bring him to Ibrox was something of a coup, after his impressive spells with Newcastle and Spurs, and it took a club record fee to sign him.

He scored in an Old Firm Derby in one of his early games, running almost the entire field to strike the ball into the back of the net, and his debut campaign saw the playmaker named PFA Players’ Player of the Year and SFWA Footballer of the Year.

He became a cult hero at Ibrox during his time there, and it is no surprise that Lyon would idolise a player who impressed so highly whilst the youngster was growing up.

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