Rangers coach Graeme Murty singles Ibrox academy ace Cole McKinnon out for praise

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ahead of Glasgow Rangers next Challenge Cup game, Murty praised comments made by Ibrox academy ace.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers development squad coach Graeme Murty has praised the attitude of Ibrox youngster Cole McKinnon following his interview in which he declared his intention to take one of the Gers reserves players' jerseys (official Rangers website).

The 16-year-old midfielder made his Challenge Cup debut last week when he came on near the end of Rangers Colts' 2-1 victory against Berwick Rangers in the competition, currently branded the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.

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After that game, McKinnon told the official Rangers website: “It was very good to come on in the game for the reserves and it lets my experience build up and hopefully get more games in this cup.

 

 

“I travelled down to Mansfield as well with the Reserves so it is a good experience to go down and watch and learn by watching to see what I need to do next to get into the squad so it is really good. My aim is to play more in the Reserves and hopefully push on and take one of the Reserves players' jerseys.”

Up next for Rangers Colts is Tuesday night's trip to Stranraer in the second round of the competition and Murty praised McKinnon's comments when talking about the attitude that his young players should have at Ibrox in terms of ambition and hard work in representing the famous club.

Owen Dodgson of Manchester United and Cole McKinnon of Rangers during the Super Cup NI football tournament junior section game between Manchester United and Rangers on July 24, 2018 in...

“I was really interested in Cole McKinnon’s interview last week talking about getting a shirt and wanting to get more reserve appearances and that is what it is about," Murty told the official Rangers website.

“Don’t ever be content with what you have got so far, so you are a Rangers development squad player that’s great but what’s next, how do you get to the next step and what is driving you to get to the next step."

According to Transfermarkt, McKinnon has made four appearances for Scotland's Under-16s side, and his future certainly looks bright for club and country given his positive, ambitious attitude at Ibrox.

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