Rangers youngster Mekhi Leacock-McLeod sends Twitter message after debut Celtic clash

Rangers took on Celtic at Under-20 level on Thursday.

Mekhi Leacock-McLeod took to Twitter to express disappointment at losing his first ever game against Rangers’ rivals Celtic on Thursday.

It was the first game that Leacock-McLeod had played against the Old Firm rivals, following his transfer to Ibrox earlier this season.

Unfortunately for the 19-year-old, he played the full 90 minutes as Celtic defeated the Gers.

Ryan Christie struck in the 72nd minute to give the Bhoys a slender advantage, which they held until the end of the game against a very young Rangers side.

The Under-20 squad has a number of players missing due to loans and first-team duties, and so a depleted squad took on a Celtic development team comprised of many more experienced players - goalscorer Christie has already played 66 Premiership games.

Leacock-McLeod was brought to Rangers by manager Mark Warburton, who clearly feels as if the teenager has enough talent to become a star at Ibrox in the future.

He has yet to play for the Gers first-team, but if he progresses in the manner he is expected to, Leacock-McLeod will be turning out against Celtic’s first-team in a few years time.

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