Nathan Patterson took the lead as the Rangers youth began their UEFA Youth League campaign.
teens گیرس The stunning winners of the first-round play-off tie in their first round at Dumbarton ran away 3-0 against Hemarby and now have a healthy lead for next month’s return match in Sweden.
The youngsters secured their place against the continent’s flagship European youth by winning last season’s Scottish Under-18 League.
Ross McCasland’s double strike – which recently signed a new long-term contract at the club – added Robbie Your opener to give the youngsters a commanding lead in the tie.
And Patterson – who performed brilliantly in the competition before his first team won two years ago – was rocking the boys there.
Now they will be bidding for a better lead over Steven Gerrard’s first team in the Champions League this season and watching the victory over the Swedish Champions.
These are the players who have seen match practice in the Lowland League this season under David McCallum.
And if they manage the business against Sweden in the second match, they will face the second round play-off match against Bulgaria’s Stapemori Sofia and Albania’s Academia.
Win it and they will effectively win the last 16 of the competition – and compete at the youth level against one of the most dangerous clubs on the continent.
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Gers, meanwhile, are set to face weak Sparta Prague in Europa League business this week.
Manager Paul Verba could be assigned to face the team. Premiership Championship. Without eight first team players.