Rangers talent Josh McPake enhanced his reputation on Tuesday night.
The Gers' Colts side moved into the third round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup with a 2-0 victory at League One side Stranraer.
And it was the Rangers hitman who got the scoring underway after 58 minutes, picking up a loose ball and drilling home to send Graeme Murty's side ahead.
Jamie Barjonas made the result safe in the closing stages, but it was 17-year-old McPake who took the post-match headlines for his goal and all-round display.
The teenager signed a new contract this summer amid speculation of a move to Liverpool and Roma, and Rangers fans are praising him on Twitter:
What a player we've got on our books— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) August 13, 2019
Wee josh mcpake played well too— Jordan (@jordanrose72) August 13, 2019
Really hope Mcpake gets himself involved in the first team this season. Seems like Middleton last season hes doing alot of good stuff early on!— Fred (@mareorless) August 13, 2019
Josh mcpake desrves a run at first team I know our squad is full of quality but it's time we used our quality youth too but I believe the gaffer will give youth a chance if give the lad a chance against east Fife a routine win agianst them after Europe in Thursday— Ross Douglas (@RossDouglas4) August 13, 2019
Played brilliant tonight, mcpake and mebude especially— Jordan (@jordanrose72) August 13, 2019
Be interesting to see if James Mcpake will be loaned out this season, obvious talent and regular game would do him the world of good— Gazza (@MarkMacpheeRFC) August 13, 2019
McPake is definitely going to be a star player in a few years.— Bob Steele (@BobSteele55) August 13, 2019
Great wee player— Rob (@villarsh8t) August 13, 2019
Rangers have a deluge of top young strikers in the academy, but perhaps none more promising than McPake.
After all, he made his senior debut under Steven Gerrard last month, indicating that he's talented beyond his years.
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