Who is Dapo Mebude? Five facts about the Rangers youngster spotted with Steven Gerrard's squad on Wednesday

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Rangers  Auchenhowie Training Centre on...

The young Rangers striker has yet to make his debut for Steven Gerrard's side, despite being regarded as one of Ibrox's hottest prospects.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Rangers  Auchenhowie Training Centre on...

Dapo Mebude was spotted among the Rangers party which travelled to Moscow on Wednesday.

But just who is the Ibrox youngster hoping to break into Steven Gerrard's first team set up?

HITC Sport takes a look...

 

5) Mebude - whose full name reads: Adedapo Awokoya-Mebude - is the latest talent to emerge from the age group which also produced Billy Gilmour, the midfielder sold by Rangers to Chelsea in 2017.

4) Born on 29 July, 2001, Mebude has been a regular in Rangers' Under-20 side throughout the past 12-or-so months, having been fast-tracked from younger age groups. 

3) He operates either as a central striker or just off one, and is known for his pace and dribbling ability.

2) Born in London, Mebude is eligible to represent England as well as Nigeria, but has instead been capped by Scotland at various levels, up to and including under-17.

1) Mebude signed his first professional contract with Rangers at the age of 15, and that is believed to run until the end of the current season - although a new one could be forthcoming, especially if Gerrard takes a shine to him.

Does Mebude deserve a first team chance with Rangers?

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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