FOUR members of Rangers Academy staff have been recognised for their outstanding dedication to Rangers Football Club.

The recipients were invited to the Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer for the inaugural event to reward them for their work.

Robin Gibson, Ally Dawson, Billy Marshall and Joe Begg were all presented with a gift from Managing Director Stewart Robertson, Sporting Director Ross Wilson and Head of Ambassadors and Business Development Mark Hateley.

Robin Gibson has over 23 years’ service as an Academy coach and scout at Rangers, while former player and Hall of Fame inductee Ally Dawson has over 20 years’ of service as a player and Academy Coach.

Billy Marshall has had two spells at the club mounting up over 30 years of service as a Glasgow Scout, while Joe Begg has worked for over 20 years as a Central Scotland Scout.

Head of Academy Craig Mulholland said: “The first team Scottish Cup tie against Stranraer was a special night for the Academy.

“Not only did we see Nathan Patterson and Kai Kennedy make their competitive debuts but we were delighted present gifts to four dedicated Academy staff who had achieved more than 20 years service at Rangers.

“Robin, Ally, Billy and Joe were well deserved recipients of a memento from the club to say a genuine thank you for years of hard work and commitment to Rangers, an achievement which was celebrated by all of their Academy colleagues who were also in attendance.

“People do not see the work that guys like these do for our football club standing at cold wet football pitches every weekend across the country hoping to unearth the next bright prospect.

“It is only fitting therefore in keeping with the standards that Rangers is built upon that we recognise and say thank you to four gentlemen who are as committed to our cause and ambitious plans today as they were when they started.  Congratulations to all four.”

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