Glentoran coach backs Charlie Lindsay for success when he joins Rangers

Home striker Nacho Novo walking down the tunnel before a television interview on the pitch at The Oval, Belfast after Glentoran hosted city-rivals Cliftonville in an NIFL Premiership match....

Rangers will welcome Charlie Lindsay to the club next summer.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; General view of Ibrox Stadium

Rangers recently announced four new youth signings – and they'll have another to come at the end of this season.

The Gers confirmed on their official website last week that Ross McCausland, Lewis MacKinnon, Umaro Balde and Kane Ritchie-Hosler have all joined the club.

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Whilst Balde and Ritchie-Hosler have arrived from Sporting and Manchester City, McCausland and MacKinnon have joined from Linfield, with Rangers continuing to look to Northern Ireland for young talents.

 

They've done it again, this time shopping at Glentoran in order to sign Charlie Lindsay, a midfielder who will join the club next summer when he turns 16.

Rangers have got in early to secure Lindsay's signature, and it's just as well that they did, given how he's faring with Glentoran right now.

On Tuesday, Glentoran handed Lindsay his senior debut at the age of just 15 years and five months, coming on against Ballyclare Comrades in the Co Antrim Shield.

Lindsay is now Glentoran's youngest ever player, and his progress will be exciting to Rangers, who will be able to welcome him to Ibrox in just under a year.

Home striker Nacho Novo walking down the tunnel before a television interview on the pitch at The Oval, Belfast after Glentoran hosted city-rivals Cliftonville in an NIFL Premiership match....

Now, Glentoran academy coach David Lowry has told Belfast Live that Lindsay has been a 'star' since arriving, and hailed him as a powerful yet quick midfielder with an eye for a pass, backing him to go 'very far' at Rangers.

“It is magnificent for Charlie, and for the club,” said Lowry. “He is a Cregagh Road lad whose family support Glentoran. So you can imagine how proud a moment it was for them last night. He has been with us since the age of seven. He has had about seven or eight seasons with our Academy. And he has been a star ever since he arrived.

“He is a box-to-box midfielder who covers every blade of grass. He is powerful and quick, and his range of passing is first class. He also knows when to pick a pass, and then he delivers it with precision. He ticks so many boxes as a footballer. All the young lads are very grounded and have the right attitude. That can take you a long way in football. Charlie epitomises all that, and that's why he is rated so highly by Glentoran and Rangers. He has the potential to go very far, and he has a good family behind him,” he added.

A view across the ground towards the away end at The Oval, Belfast, pictured before Glentoran hosted city-rivals Cliftonville in an NIFL Premiership match. Glentoran, formed in 1882, have...

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