Rangers F.C. Reserve and Youth squads

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Rangers Academy Under 20's
Full name Rangers Football Club Academy Under 20's
Nickname(s) Rangers Swifts
Founded 1872
Ground Murray Park
Ground Capacity - (All-standing)
Chairman Dave King
Head Coaches Ian Durrant and Billy Kirkwood (Reserves and Academy Under 20's)
League SPFL Development League[1]
2014–15 4th
Website Club home page

In addition to the first team, Rangers F.C. also have a reserve team and an academy under 20's side.


On 20 April 2004, Rangers Football Club announced the creation of a new company which would oversee the development of the club's youth players. The company, called Rangers Youth Development Limited, is entirely self-funding but completely owned by the club. It attracted four investors from outside Rangers who have invested £1 million, with the club also putting up an initial £2.5 million.

This would leave Rangers F.C. in an unfamiliar position which would mean it has to buy its own youth players from Rangers Youth Development. The company will own the young players and the club will need to bid for them although it will have first option on all the players. If both sides cannot reach an agreement on a transfer fee then a FIFA transfer model will be used. Any profit made by the company will be divided between investors with the majority being invested to fund more youth players.[2]

The main reasons for the formation of the new company is to offset the running costs of Murray Park. However, many of the Rangers fans were opposed to the formation of the new company.[3]

Reserve team[edit]


They have been members of the Scottish Premier Reserve League since its foundation in the 1998–99 season. They play their home games at Rangers training ground Murray Park, having previously used Broadwood Stadium (the home of Clyde). The team mainly consists of Under-19 players at the club and fringe first team players, some also play when they are recovering from injury.

For the 2009–10 season Rangers reserve team withdrew from the SPL Reserve League and will now play friendly games instead.[4] For the 2012–13 season Rangers reserve team entered the Scottish Football League Reserve League.[5]

Under-20 team[edit]


From the 2013-14 season the Rangers Under-20 team compete in the Scottish Premier under-20 League. Before the inception of the Scottish Professional Football League in 2013, Rangers fielded an under-19 team. In the 2006–07 season the team won the league and Scottish Youth Cup double, ending rivals Celtic's run of six consecutive league titles and defeating them 5–0 in the final of the Youth Cup at Hampden Park.

The under-20s play their home matches at Rangers training ground in Auchenhowie, but games are also occasionally played at Ibrox Stadium.

The teams current head coach is Billy Kirkwood. The team have been previously coached by Tommy McLean, Ian Durrant and John Brown.

The side have won the Scottish Premier under-19 League three times, first in 2001–02 and more recently 2007–08. In the seven seasons since the league's foundation, Rangers Under-19s have only failed to finish outside the top three, once. This was a fifth placed finished in the 2004–2005.

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 October 2015[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
35 Scotland DF Jamie Mills
36 Scotland MF Dylan Dykes
37 Scotland MF Scott Roberts
38 Scotland DF Craig Halkett
43 Scotland DF David Brownlie
44 Scotland DF Tom Lang
49 Scotland MF Max Ashmore
No. Position Player
50 Scotland DF Ross McCrorie
52 Scotland MF Ross Lyon
53 Scotland MF Josh Jeffries
54 Scotland MF Jamie Brandon
55 England FW Jordan Gibson
56 Scotland DF Lewis White
61 Scotland GK Robby McCrorie

Out on loan[edit]

As of 15 August 2015[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
39 Scotland DF Ryan Sinnamon (on loan at Falkirk until January 2016)
19 Canada DF Luca Gasparotto (on loan at Greenock Morton until January 2016)
34 Scotland MF Darren Ramsay (on loan at Arbroath until January 2016)
27 Scotland MF Robbie Crawford (on loan at Alloa until January 2016)
18 Scotland MF Andy Murdoch (on loan at Cowdenbeath until January 2016)



As of 21 August 2015[8]

Position Name
Head of Academy Craig Mulholland
Senior Academy Manager Billy Kirkwood
Academy Sports Scientist Jamie Ramsden
Assistant Academy Sports Scientist Luke Lawrence
Academy Analyst Graeme Stevenson
Head of Academy Recruitment Billy McLaren
Academy Administrator Louise McLean
Player Liaison Officer Katy Lamont
Academy Operations and Scouting Co-ordinator Greg Statt
Coach Education Co-ordinator David McCallum
Football in the Community Alan Boyd and Gary Gibson
Part-Time Coaching Team Ricky Waddell, Drew Todd and Gordon Craig
Head of Intermediate Academy Alan Boyd
Goalkeeper Staff Jim Stewart, Peter Dennison and Fraser Stewart
Scouts Joe Begg, Jimmy Brown, Scott Bryson, Ronnie Lowrie, Eddie McCulloch, John McPherson, Charlie Palmer, David Roseburgh, Alan Upton, Alan Wardlaw, Brian Thomson, George Weir, Stewart Brown, Phil Cowen, Dean Montgomery, Colin Ritchie, Peter McLean, Ian Wilson, Garry Robertson and Ian Murdoch
Medical Steve Walker, Kevin MacLellan, Billy Henderson, Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Ian Brown
Sports Science Jamie Ramsden, Luke Lawrence, Mark Jones, Gary Sherriff and Richard Chessor
Kit Graham Smillie and Martin Bell
Under-20s team coaches Ian Durrant and Billy Kirkwood
Under-17s team coaches Billy Kirkwood and Alan Boyd
Under-15s team coaches Andy Kirk and Gardner Spiers[9]
Under-14s team coaches Gary Gibson and Ally Dawson
Under-13s team coaches Malcolm Thomson and Steven Mundell
Under-12s team coaches Jim McNee and Alan Karas
Under-11s team coaches Greg Statt and Kieran Reilly
Under-8s, Under-9s and Under-10s team coaches Robin Gibson, Foster Douglas and Alan Sharp

First team graduates[edit]

  • Players who made a first-team appearance for Rangers, whilst a youth team player at the club. From the start of season 1996-97. In bold are players who have received international caps.


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