Rangers’ second string suffered a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Celtic in the Glasgow Cup final on Tuesday night despite a brace from Glenn Middleton – and Rangers fans reacted to captain Cammy Palmer’s efforts.
Rangers will have come into the game in confident manner after beating Celtic 3-2 in the Youth Cup final last week. Graeme Murty’s side will have been hoping for a similar result this time out.
Murty fielded a strong side that included the likes of Middleton, Stephen Kelly and Andrew Dallas – who has been on loan at Morton but could play as it was only a development loan – but they found themselves 2-0 down at the break.
Goals from Jack Aitchison and Mikey Johnston gave the Hoops the lead. But Middleton’s class shone through, scoring twice in the space of nine minutes, equalising in the 86th minute with a 30-yard pile driver.
The drama was not over, though. Centre-back Robbie Deas netted in the fifth minute of injury time, smashing the ball past goalkeeper Kieran Wright. Despair for Rangers, but 18-year-old captain Palmer can hold his head high.
The Northern Ireland Under-19 international shone in the middle of the park, with his eye-catching stamina and intricate array of passing impressing many Rangers fans on Twitter.
Really like the look of Cammy Palmer. Very good player.
— 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙘𝙤 (@Gregco_) April 30, 2019
His work off the ball is fantastic and always passes forward which is good
— Ross Dunbar (@rossdunbar93) April 30, 2019
Palmer was brilliant, so were Middleton and Stephen Kelly
— Stuart Smith (@stuart723) April 30, 2019
Star of the show the 60mins I watched. Wins the ball back like a dog.
— Ricky Forbes (@Ricky9Forbes) April 30, 2019
Thought Cammy Palmer was our best player but Mikey Johnston was the MOTM.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) April 30, 2019
Cammy Palmer how long has he got on his contract you know though he was really good
— duncan w borland (@duncanwborland1) April 30, 2019