Warburton names four Rangers youngsters who've impressed him

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have been on tour of America over pre-season.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has admitted to the club’s official site that breaking into his side’s first team is going to be tougher this season for the Light Blues’ academy graduates.

Rangers have a number of youngsters on the fringes of their senior line-up, but the Ibrox side’s transfer business has bolstered Warburton’s options in the first-team.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Rangers have already brought in eight new players over the transfer window so far, with more expected to arrive in the coming weeks, meaning that competition for places has been heavily increased.

Rangers have, however, still included a number of their more promising youngsters on their America tour.

Warburton played four of the Light Blues' prospects in their 2-1 friendly victory over Charleston Battery yesterday evening.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates after being promoted to the Scottish Premiership

And the former Brentford boss said: “The better quality of player we bring in, the harder it is going to be to make that transition from youth player to first-team player. They are aware of that, but Tom [Walsh] came in and did great in well, his two spells, and it’s never easy doing that.

“Jordan [Thompson] came in and did very, very well, Ross [McCrorie] came in and filled Tav’s boots well and young Ryan [Hardie] did well up front too.”

Rangers scored their goals against Charleston through Josh Windass and Harry Forrester.

Rangers are set to travel back to Glasgow tomorrow, as they step up their preparations for the new campaign.

Ex-Brentford manager Mark Warburton applauds the fans at the end of the match

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