Rangers B head coach David McCallum has insisted he can’t just focus on the 90 minutes of game time as the Light Blues’ Colts look to make it three wins from three this afternoon in the Lowland League.
The young Gers have beaten Bo’ness United and Spartans so far to record an unblemished start to the season, with East Stirlingshire welcoming the Rangers kids to the Falkirk Stadium this afternoon.
While fans – end even some players – will look at the league table as an indicator of how well the players are doing, McCallum wants to ensure the Rangers Academy stars are learning and developing as footballers.
“These are the key learning moments. We’ve got to take this opportunity to ensure that they are learning about their own game,” McCallum told Rangers TV.
“We can’t solely focus on the 90 minutes, there’s a lot of work to be done behind the scenes to ensure that the players remember that they are developing and that they’re not yet in that first-team environment on a permanent nature.
“When the game against East Stirlingshire comes along on Saturday the players can hopefully reflect and refer on the last two games and work out on what’s happening make the best decisions at the right time.”
This afternoon’s game will be arguably the toughest test the young Rangers side have faced in the Lowland League.
East Stirling have also won both of their games so far and are the first side the Gers have come up against that have formerly been part of the top tiers.
While fans would love to see the Rangers B team establish their title credentials with a third win from three, McCallum would love nothing more than seeing his players pushed to their limits – even if that means losing sometimes.