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Rangers: McAvennie urges Michael Beale to play youngster Robbie Ure

Former footballer Frank McAvennie has claimed that Rangers boss Michael Beale should look to give academy talent Robbie Ure a run in the team.

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The Ibrox side have been without key striker Antonio Colak since November and while he was on the bench in their last game, it remains unclear as to how ready he is to make an immediate impact after missing a few months of action.

Alfredo Morelos has been playing up top for the club of late but with his future uncertain it might be time to start planning for the future already.

With all that in mind, McAvennie has stated that 18-year-old forward Ure could be worth throwing in, just to see how he fares in the first team.

He told Football Insider: “I heard people talking about how Ure is pretty good. Why not bring him in?

“I do not get why other managers do not do it. I know they are under pressure and all that but he is under pressure with the fact that he is struggling for strikers.

“All I have heard about is this boy up front for Rangers, so I would play him. It is a baptism of fire.

“You have got to be a certain kind of person to play for Celtic or Rangers. You are a different breed from everyone else, especially if you like it.

“If Beale puts him in, who knows what he could do. If he is doing well for the youth team then put him in. He has got nothing to lose. It would be better putting him in than somebody in midfield up front.“

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Ure has actually already scored for the senior Rangers team despite having only played twice at that level. Indeed, he netted the first goal of the game on debut in the League Cup against Queen of the South last August.

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