Rangers boss Mark Warburton assesses Jordan Thompson's performance

Rangers FC

Former Manchester United trainee Jordan Thompson impressed off the bench for Rangers at Ibrox.

Young midfielder Jordan Thompson came on as a substitute as Rangers beat Dumbarton 4-0.

Thompson was a summer addition after being released from Manchester United, where he had been in their academy.

The central midfielder is only 18, and made a positive impression after coming on in the second half.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton was taken with Thompson's display, telling the club's official website after the game that he believes the midfielder can play a key role for the club in years to come.

He said: "Jordan Thompson came on too and I really rate Jordan – don’t forget he is 18.

"He was great on the ball today, he showed no fear in possession, he used it wisely, he is a good athlete too and he has a very bright future ahead of him."

Thompson's chances could be increased if Gedion Zelalem's loan spell is not extended by Arsenal.

It was Thompson's second appearance in the Championship for Rangers, having played just 14 minutes against Alloa a month ago. Last night he got approximately half an hour after coming on in the 62nd minute for Barrie McKay.

The teenager is a Northern Ireland under-19 international and has a contract at the club until 2018.

His performance left many wanting to see more from him, and Warburton's reaction indicates he is likely to get further chances. 

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