One young man who has caught the eye of late at Rangers is playmaker Alex Lowry, with the teenager seemingly one prospect who could go on to become a firm fixture of the senior set-up at Ibrox moving forward.
This time of year is so often dominated by talks of potential incomings and high-profile transfers, but it can often be wise for a manager to look closer to home to find their next bargain, with youth talent offering the chance for clubs to save millions.
Indeed, the 19-year-old has already showcased his talents in his embryonic, first-team career thus far, having scored two goals and laid on two assists in seven appearances for the Old Firm giants last season, making a goalscoring debut off the bench against Stirling Albion back in January.
A first Scottish Premiership start soon followed against Livingston, with the Glasgow-born gem having seemingly impressed manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, with the Dutchman stating of the highly-rated prospect that he is “very dangerous and very energetic”.
The Gers’ B team head coach David McCallum also lauded the young Scotsman earlier this summer, insisting that he has “loads of talent and everyone can see the difference he makes in games”, having also netted on the final league game of the season against Hearts.
An exciting midfielder with an eye for goal, Lowry is seemingly the perfect long-term heir to current regular, Scott Arfield, with the £16k-per-week star also possessing that knack for providing the decisive touch in the final third.
Since joining from Burnley in 2018, the former Canada international has scored 35 goals and provided 18 assists in 193 games for the Scottish Premiership side in all competitions, proving himself a hugely reliable yet at times unsung figure for the club.
A key part of the side that won the title under Steven Gerrard back in 2021, the Scotland-born gem has been a prominent part of the club’s rise in recent years, having also featured 12 times during the run to the Europa League final last term.
As for the new season, the 5 foot 10 ace has already been an influential asset for Van Bronckhorst and co, notably netting a vital equaliser to kickstart the comeback victory over Livingston on the opening weekend.
With just a year remaining on his current deal, however, it remains to be seen whether he has a long-term role to play at the club, while at 33 he may well be nearing the end of what’s been a hugely respectable career.
Should the Glasgow side be eyeing up possible replacements for the one-time Huddersfield Town man, they should look no further than young Lowry, with the teen seemingly offering the chance for the club to save millions.