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Will Scottish Youth Cup goal earn Rangers youngster a first-team chance?

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Will Scottish Youth Cup goal earn Rangers youngster a first-team chance?

Dapo Mebude has been in good form this season for the club’s academy teams.

Rangers’ race is nearly run as far as the title race is concerned with Celtic needing just four more points to claim another Scottish Premiership crown.

Boss Steven Gerrard has enjoyed a pretty decent maiden campaign in management. The challenge for next season, however, will be to ensure a closer run title race.

He may already have one eye on next season, however, with targets likely to be in his mind that he would like to bring to Ibrox.

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Last night saw the Rangers youth team defeat Celtic 3-2 in the Scottish Youth Cup final at Hampden Park.

 

Given that the Gers have very little left to play for this season, it asks the question as to whether any of those players might earn a first-team opportunity before the campaign comes to a close.

One of those who Gerrard might look to take a chance on is striker Dapo Mebude.

The Scotland Under-19 international is only 17-years-old but has shown that he is capable of scoring goals, showcased with his stunning goal in last night’s final.

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Jermaine Defoe is ruled out for Sunday’s game with Aberdeen; leaving Gerrard desperately short of options up front. This weekend is unlikely to see Mebude make the Gers squad, but his performance last night will have offered food for thought for the future.

As the Teddy Bears’ season peters out into insignificance, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Gerrard hand the teenager a chance to shine.

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