By Mark Smith

23rd Nov, 2022 | 12:10pm

View: New Rangers boss must unleash Zak Lovelace out of Auchenhowie

Big changes are coming at Ibrox in the coming weeks as Rangers look for their next manager after sacking Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

It has been a torrid season so far for the Bears as they sit nine points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership and also recorded the worst ever group stage record in the Champions League.

Antonio Colak has been the one shining light from a shocking transfer window, with Alfredo Morelos sunning it up on a beach now despite his embarrassing efforts.

With the big names away on holiday, the academy bunch will be grafting away.

The new manager, whoever that is, will want to take a look at his players from every level with strikers likely on the agenda, and one is surely set to shine.

Step forward, Zak Lovelace.

After arriving from Millwall with senior experience through the summer, the young striker has been electric in the B team at Auchenhowie, scoring for fun.

Robbie Ure got his first-team chance just before the break, and Lovelace will see that as motivation for this break and the return of domestic football soon.


Lovelace is far too good to be playing academy football all season.

If Michael Beale gets the job as is expected at Ibrox, then he will know most of the players inside and out, but not this young striking talent who will no doubt blow him away.

The old saying goes, if you are good enough, you are old enough.

Lovelace will be going at 100% when training resumes and if he can catch the eye as he wants, it would be no surprise to see him at least on the bench in that first game back with Hibernian.

All eyes are on Ibrox and Rangers.

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