Rangers boss Mark Warburton picks three youngsters for special praise

Mark Warburton

Rangers manager Mark Warburton speaks highly of Arsenal-owned Gedion Zelalem, Dominic Ball and Barrie McKay.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been singing the praises of three of the youngsters in the team in The Scottish Sun.

Warburton, who was appointed the Rangers boss in the summer, seems to rate Gedion Zelalem, Dominic Ball and Barrie McKay highly.

Zelalem, who is an 18-year-old midfielder, joined the Gers on loan from Premier League giants Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

Defender Dominic Ball, 20, moved to the Scottish Championship outfit on a season-long loan deal from North London club Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

McKay, who is also 20 years of age and is a winger, has progressed through the ranks at Rangers and is one of the more promising young players in Scotland.

Warburton has praised Zelalem, Ball and McKay for having the character to play in front of over 40,000 Rangers fans at Ibrox.

“They’ve got to deal with the crowd,” the Englishman told The Scottish Sun. “If you are 18, 19 or 20 and you give your first two passes astray at Ibrox, then the crowd are on to you, so it’s about your character.

“But the likes of Gedion, Barrie McKay show outstanding quality and outstanding character. It’s outstanding the likes of Dom Ball, who is 20, is playing at this level in front of 40 or 50,000 fans at Ibrox.”

Rangers have picked up 41 points from 17 matches in the Scottish Championship so far this season.

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