He will thrill or frustrate: Graeme Murty offers honest view on Rangers' Serge Atakayi

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty arrives before the match

Rangers teenager Serge Atakayi has been tipped for a bright future at Ibrox.

Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty arrives before the matchRangers's former caretaker manager Graeme Murty

Rangers coach Graeme Murty has told the club's official YouTube channel that he thinks winger Serge Atakayi will 'thrill or frustrate' after his performance against Motherwell.

The Gers youngsters picked up a 2-1 win over Motherwell in their final league game of the season this morning, with the under-20's signing off with a victory despite a patchwork side.

Amin Abaradan and Josh Jeffries found the net for Rangers in a positive end to the campaign, with youngsters looking to press their claims for first-team places under new manager Pedro Caixinha next season.

One young player tipped for stardom is winger Serge Atakayi, who joined Rangers from FF Jaro in Finland back in August 2016, with the Gers beating off competition from Premier League clubs for his signature.

Atakayi, 18, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and his pace and attacking ability drew interest having featured for FF Jaro and Finland at youth level.

General view before the matchGeneral view outside Ibrox

So far, Atakayi has been featuring regularly for the Rangers Under-20's, and his impressive record and performances have led to fans suggesting that he should be given a chance in the Rangers first team.

Now, Rangers youth coach Graeme Murty has told the club's official YouTube channel that he thinks Atakayi will 'thrill or frustrate', as whilst he has bags of pace, he must improve his end product.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Rangers caretaker manager Graeme MurtyCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers and Rangers' former caretaker manager Graeme Murty

Murty continued his honest assessment of Atakayi by suggesting that Atakayi must become more consistent and wok harder without the ball, but he has plenty of potential to grow in the future.

“He's going to be one who is going to thrill or frustrate,” said Murty. “He's got bags of pace, he's a massive threat to the goal, and some of his decision making is erratic at times, but there is stuff to work with for him.”

“He needs to know that his level needs to be more consistent, he needs to be at that level more often, particularly when he doesn't have the ball directly at his foot, he needs to offer more to the team, but there is loads of potential there, so he just needs moulding and shaping,” he added.

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