Glasgow Rangers' under-20 side got their Glasgow Cup campaign off to a flyer, with the Ibrox outfit running out 6-1 winners.
Steven Gerrard now has a worse win ratio in charge of Glasgow Rangers than Pedro Caixinha, Graeme Murty and Mark Warburton.
Rangers drew with Spartak's youth side in a two-legged friendly.
Glasgow Rangers under-20s coach Graeme Murty praises teenager.
Steven Gerrard has shown at Rangers that he will give youth a chance, which bodes well for Ibrox starlet Josh McPake.
David Bates left Rangers to join Hamburg in the summer, and has impressed since.
Murty was replaced by Steven Gerrard as manager of Rangers after seven months in interim charge at Ibrox.
Rangers booked their place in the Europa League play-off round on Thursday night.
Rangers boss Graeme Murty picks out teenager for praise after development squad
Glasgow Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is making good progress.