Rangers first-team players will be dropped to reserves squad today
- Mike Johnshon
- 07 Nov, 2023
David McCallum has announced to the press that certain first-team players will be moved down to the Rangers Under-21 squad for their match against Airdrieonians in the SPFL Trust Trophy on November 7.
The manager of Rangers' U21 team suggested that the caliber of these experienced first-team players joining his side could significantly impact the game's outcome, aiming to encourage fans to attend and back the team in their quest to progress to the tournament's next stage and potentially secure a win.
McCallum made these statements during a press conference on November 6, as relayed by the Rangers B & Academy Twitter account.
“The players that will play tomorrow night, some players have played first-team level and you will see the quality of those players so make sure to come along and support the boys.”
The inclusion of first-team players in the B side under McCallum is expected to bolster the squad's chances of advancing in the SPFL Trust Trophy, aligning with Philippe Clement's focus on enhancing his players' fitness levels.
The decision to involve these players is likely intended to aid their recovery or improve their match fitness.
While it may be a challenge for the academy team to triumph in a tournament against teams of a higher standing such as the Scottish Championship, the involvement of first-team players is anticipated to support their progression.
Rangers' first-team squad has been dealing with various injuries, resulting in some players missing games.
This match presents an opportunity for those recovering players to gain valuable match experience and regain their competitive form.
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