Rangers: Durrant looking forward to games

Rangers coach Ian Durrant
Rangers coach Ian Durrant

Rangers coach Ian Durrant says his side are looking forward to their trip to Northern Ireland to take on Coleraine and Ballymena United.

The Gers legend believes it will provide a stern test for his young charges.

“We are all excited about travelling to Northern Ireland to play the two games,” said Durrant.

“I enjoyed my trip earlier this summer to finalise arrangements for the fixtures and was overwhelmed by the welcome and hospitality I received.

“I have no doubt these matches will provide good tests for our under-20 players, they will certainly be important to our preparations for the campaign ahead.

“Our boys will play games against Dumbarton, Tynecastle FC and Arbroath at Murray Park before our trip to Northern Ireland so we should have a good level of fitness and match sharpness.

“On behalf of everyone at Rangers Football Club I would like to congratulate him on the success he has achieved with United throughout his career and wish him well for the future.

“We will have a young squad in Northern Ireland – including the seven players who featured regularly at under 20 level last season and also have a number of talented youngsters making the step up from our U17 group.

“Craig Halkett, Darren Ramsay, David Brownlie, Josh Jeffries, Lewis White and Dylan Dykes are all with us for another year and should make the trip. Summer recruits Jordan Gibson and Tom Lang are also set to feature.