Rangers sensation Alex Lowry scores brace for Scotland U19s
By Jake Tomkinson
Rangers starlet Alex Lowry scored a brace for Scotland Under-19s last night to guide them to a 2-1 victory over Turkey.
Lowry, 18, opened the scoring early into the second half for Scotland but Turkey were able to level things up shortly after.
However, it was the Rangers academy graduate that would have the final say, as he tucked home the winning penalty to send Scotland top of their Elite Round Qualifier group for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has been seriously impressed by what he has seen so far from Lowry, and last night’s brace will only solidify his opinion.
As quoted by the Scotsman in January, van Bronckhorst said: “You could see the Alex you see now on the pitch with moments where he’s very dangerous and very energetic and creating dangerous chances.
“I’m really pleased for him with the way he’s performing just now.”
Lowry has shone during his first professional experience with Rangers and is bound to be causing selection dilemmas for van Bronckhorst.
With the progress that the 18-year-old has shown so far from his four appearances in both league and cup, Lowry could be looking at a much larger role over the next couple of seasons to cement his place in this Rangers side.
There are currently plenty of high-quality midfielders available to van Bronckhorst, so performances like last night for Lowry against Turkey’s Under 19s are key to keeping his name afloat.
With an Old Firm Derby and two huge Europa League clashes against Sporting Braga approaching following the international break, rotation is going to be vital for the Gers, which could lead to opportunities arising in other fixtures for Lowry.
If Lowry’s development is managed well, then Rangers are looking at another young star coming through their ranks.
In other Rangers news, this youngster can become the next Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox.