Rangers youth boss Durrant says something is hurting the whole academy

Rangers’ Under-20s suffered defeat to Partick Thistle.

Rangers lost 3-0 to Partick Thistle at Under-20 level, and youth boss Ian Durrant told the official YouTube channel that mistakes in games are hurting the entire academy system at Ibrox.

Durrant said: “It’s happened too regularly this season. The mistakes are killing us, and it’s hurting the whole team, and it’s hurting the whole academy.”

It was another loss for the Gers Under-20 side, who have endured mixed fortunes this season.

There are a selection of top class players in this squad, with Liam Burt and January signing Mehki Leacock-McLeod especially highly rated, but they end up shooting themselves in the foot too many times.

It was a series of mistakes that led to Rangers lose to Partick Thistle, and this errors are ultimately costing the Gers.

Not only is it hurting the players in the Under-20 squad, but Durrant believes that these errors and defeats are actually hurting the entire academy.

Whilst that seems excessive, given that players can still develop even when losing games, Durrant’s comments came just one day before Mark Warburton has admitted he wants to scrap Rangers’ development side.

This loss may have pushed the Warburton over the edge, with the manager wanting to send players out on loan so they develop whilst playing a much higher level of football on a consistent basis.

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