07 May 2017 18:09:03
Just want to point out that for the first time in possibly over a decade we had 4 academy graduates playing in the 2nd half. Bates/ beerman/ Barjonas and McKay. Unfortunately I wasn't able to watch the game so not sure how young Jamie B did, but it seemed like a slog. But every cloud has a silver lining!

1.) 07 May 2017
07 May 2017 19:31:45
Might be wrong but is bates not on loan at us from raith rovers? Hardly product of our youth?

2.) 07 May 2017
07 May 2017 20:52:15
Bit of both really Paul 86.He came on loan from Raith originally and for the first part of the season played for the u-20's. Was signed permanently in January so did come from the youth team but t through the ranks at Auchenhowie
but as op states he is an Academy product.

3.) 07 May 2017
07 May 2017 20:59:49
No he signed on permanent deal

4.) 07 May 2017
07 May 2017 21:57:14
McKay was from Kilmarnock but I get what you mean.

5.) 07 May 2017
07 May 2017 23:32:13
6 of the 10 outfield players that finished the match were 23 or under. 3 of them (beerman, bates and barjonas) have played less than a dozen first team games between them. Dodoo hasn't much more first team experience than that either. Windass, the oldest of the six, has been a backup at best all season and hardly played. Mackay, the most experienced, is still playing in his first full season in top flight football, which everyone too readily forgets.

We had another 2 teenage potential debutants on the bench. That has to be the youngest, least experienced rangers team to ever take to the field in a league match in our history. Let that sink in for a bit, all the critics on here, before roasting them for winning a football match despite playing as poorly as we have all season!

6.) 08 May 2017
08 May 2017 04:26:52
Thanks all for the replies and agreeing with my point. I know it's hard to take many positives from that game, but 3 points and academy prospects on show is just what we needed. How did Barjonas get on?

7.) 08 May 2017
08 may 2017 11:18:19
spot on spart7 if most of this team could stay together for next 2-3 years, this could be a very good team that cost buttons. could be!