Date: 9th July 2018 at 10:24am
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Although a non-competitive friendly against English lower league opposition, there’s absolutely no doubt that Friday night was a thrilling evening for Rangers supporters.

A crowd of 41,015 turned up at Ibrox to see Steven Gerrard’s play for the first time, smashing six goals goals past helpless Bury and ramping up the exciting ahead of the European qualifier later this week.

Aside from seeing some of the summer signings in action for the first team, a key feature of the occasion was the amount of academy prospects given a chance to impress by the new manager, with the likes of Glenn Middleton, Zak Rudden and Serge Atakayi all getting minutes on the pitch.

Zak Rudden certainly took his chance too, scoring the sixth of the evening and giving Gerrard something to think about in terms of his attacking options for the coming season.

He netted late on with a real poacher’s effort from close range after excellent work from fellow prospect Middleton.

The 18-year-old hasn’t had a taste of competitive action in the first team and it’ll be interesting to see if he now gets more opportunities to impress from this point on.

These fans are certainly excited by his potential, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts after Friday night’s goal…

Are you excited by Zak Rudden’s potential? Let us know in the comments below…

 

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