Rangers B had a free weekend after Saturday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic in the Lowland League was postponed, meaning next up for David McCallum’s side is a clash with ambitious East Kilbride – and Kilby boss Stevie Aitken insists his side need to start getting points on the board when the face the Light Blues’ Colts.
The young Gers have won three of their opening four fixtures in the Lowland League while East Kilbride have struggled so far, only mustering two points from nine so far.
With a trip to face Rangers at C&G Systems Stadium next Sunday, Aitken is confident his players can turn things around – starting with three points against the Gers youngsters.
“We can’t kid ourselves on, we need to start getting points on the board, starting at Rangers,” Aitken said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“We’ll go to Rangers, hopefully with more players back, and that will take the burden off some of the guys up the top end of the park.
“We’ll prepare right. We’ve had Rangers watched, we’ll have a game plan and hopefully it can kick-start our season.
“They’ve had three wins and one defeat so they’ve started well.
“Like the Celtic game, they’ll have a lot of good young kids.
“But at the end of the day, we are still confident we’ll be there at the end of the season.
“We know it’s not been good enough so far, but I don’t think we are far from turning it around and one result can do that.”
Former Manchester United midfielder Charlie McCann could make his debut for Rangers against EK as the Gers look to get back to winning ways following the defeat by Civil Service Strollers.
The Gers have looked really good this season so far and, despite their current position in the table, East Kilbride should offer the toughest test yet for the young Rangers stars.