Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers signed the young defender on an 18-month deal in January.
Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers are quite behind Old Firm rivals Celtic at the moment, and Archie Knox believes that even legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would struggle if he were in charge of the Ibrox outfit at the moment.
Rangers missed out on Motherwell's Ben Heneghan so they should ensure David Bates remains integral to the first team.
David Bates impressed when given a chance by Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha last season.
Glasgow Rangers have been linked with a summer move for the Portuguese veteran.
Glasgow Rangers take on Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final in a game which will see Bates looking to make his fourth appearance for the Ibrox side.
David Bates has started in Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers' last three matches.
Myles Beerman and David Bates look set to start for Rangers against Celtic on Sunday.
The Glasgow Rangers defender has looked good so far but will have to be at his best to help overcome Celtic on Sunday.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers look set to stick by their young players on Sunday, when they take on Brendan Rodgers' Celtic side.