Rangers have confirmed the club will be returning to play in the prestigious Hong Kong Sevens tournament in May, with the club’s Head of Academy Craig Mulholland delighted to be taking part.
Fresh off the back of success in the Alkass International Cup in Qatar, youngsters at the club will again be heading off around the world looking to make more progress in their quest to earn first-team football under Steven Gerrard.
Clubs such as Wolves, Fulham, Aston Villa and Leicester City will all also be sending teams from Britain and Mulholland is excited to again be taking part, looking to do better than last year and win the competition.
As quoted by the tournament’s official website, the Head of Academy said:
We are delighted to be travelling back to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens again. Visiting Hong Kong is a key highlight of the year on our academy calendar and the young players get so much from the event both from a football perspective, but also culturally by visiting one of the world’s must-see locations.
Two years ago, we reached the semi-final, last year we lost to Newcastle in the final so this year we hope to go one step further.
Exciting youngsters like Dapo Mebude and Josh McPake will likely be taking part in the May tournament and fans will likely be following the progress of the team closely.
Supporters have been crying out for more academy talent to be included on the fringes of the first-team squad and there are high hopes players like Mebude have the potential to make that push.
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