Speaking on a Twitter Q&A, Rangers academy chief Craig Mulholland has confirmed that Mark Warburton watches every single Gers’ Under-20 game, and is always inviting academy players to train with the senior team.
He attends every 20s game and has young players round for training every day. The players can see a pathway https://t.co/UhrbCmYTXo— Rangers Youth DC (@rfc_rydc) December 10, 2015
Warburton has an established reputation as a developer of youth talent, having worked in Watford’s academy as his first footballing job, and then setting up the Next-Gen Series.
Since arriving at Ibrox, Warburton has made it his aim to build a young and energetic team, and he has done that by signing a number of players - out of necessity.
However, the long-term aim is to build this sort of team out of Rangers’ produced academy players, and Warburton has already started taking an interest in the current generation of youth players.
He is watching every game that Rangers’ Under-20 team play, and has consistently invited young players to train with his first-team to build a collective philosophy amongst every single age group at Murray Park.
So far, the philosophy that Warburton has espoused at Rangers has been a remarkable success, and if this message is understood amongst every player, the future looks as if it will be extremely bright for the Gers.