Rangers youth boss Durrant raves about January signing Mehki Leacock-McLeod

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Rangers signed Mehki Leacock-McLeod from Wolves in January.

Rangers brought in Leacock-McLeod from Wolves in January, and youth boss Ian Durrant has spoken about his strengths with the Daily Record.

After seeing Leacock-McLeod make his Under-20 debut against Falkirk on Monday, Durrant said: “Mekhi hasn’t had a game for two months and he showed what he is about tonight, he has blistering pace and is a handful. He’ll get you on the edge of your seats because he is absolutely electric and he can score a goal as well.”

Leacock-McLeod originally joined Rangers on a trial period, and clearly impressed Mark Warburton enough to earn a permanent move to Ibrox.

When on trial from Wolves, he was part of the senior squad, training under Warburton for a few weeks in December 2015.

However, having secured his permanent signing, Leacock-McLeod is expected to start as part of the development squad for the rest of the season.

He is unlikely to get in ahead of the number of attacking players Warburton can currently call upon, and the 19-year-old would do well to develop and train under Durrant.

Leacock-McLeod arrived at Ibrox with a big reputation as an exciting talent, and Durrant certainly sounds impressed by the young winger.

If he continues to develop, it should not be too long before Rangers fans are seeing Leacock-McLeod turn out for the senior side.

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