Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn speaks highly of young duo

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Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn seems to rate Ryan Hardie and Barrie McKay highly.

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has been singing the praises of youngsters Ryan Hardie and Barrie McKay on the club's official website.

Hardie is only 18 years of age and plays as a striker, while McKay is 21 years of age and plays as a winger.

“Ryan a great young lad who wants to improve and he’s got a lot of talent,” Waghorn told Rangers’ official website. “He’s does well when he comes on and he is a great out-ball for the team too.

“It’s important he keeps his head down and keeps working hard – he has a lot of experience around about him with the likes of Kenny and myself who can help him and guide him. He’s a really humble young guy and he will go far.

“On Barrie has really kicked-on over the last few weeks. He’s pacy, he’d direct, he has quick feet and his movement is great too. He’s only young and he can improve in the future as well.”

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 47 points from 19 matches. Mark Warburton’s side are three points clear of second-placed Falkirk and have a game in hand.

The Gers will return to league action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Livingston at Ibrox in Glasgow. Rangers will head into the game on the back of a 5-1 victory over Cowdenbeath in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at home.

Livingston are ninth in the Scottish Championship table at the moment with 15 points from 20 matches. David Hopkin’s side are just four points clear of bottom side Alloa Athletic.

The Lions will head into the clash against Rangers on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Greenock Morton at the Tony Macaroni Arena in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

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