GRAEME Murty praised his side for stepping up to the challenge of Huddersfield in this afternoon’s friendly.

The Development squad came from behind to win 2-1 after goals from Glenn Middleton and 15-year-old Robbie Ure.

Speaking to RangersTV, he said: “Irrespective of the result I thought it was a really good test, a really good challenge, I thought they were very good.

“It was a different challenge for us, they were a very good technical side and physically they were excellent, really competitive and I thought it was everything that we wanted.”

“We finished the game there with a 15-year-old on the pitch in Robbie Ure and Connor Allan is 16 and Leon King 16 and we had a little bit of a depleted squad.

“We had a couple of injuries and a couple of knocks but I am really proud of the lads and the way they played the game and the way they approached it and their understanding in the second half once we tweaked things a little bit and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

Murty praised the goalscorers, and in particular Robbie Ure who came on as a second-half substitute for Josh McPake.

He added: “I thought it was the minimum we deserved, I thought some of our play in the first half was really good.

“We had a little dip after we gave the goal away but from our shape we pressed it properly John (Balde) went and pressed the ball and it was a good assist good timing of the pass and a good finish for Glenn so something for him to be happy about.

“The pleasing one for me is Robbie getting on the scoresheet, at 15-years-old in a game like this for us playing not one, not two, but three age groups up for a centre forward to come and get a goal in that I thought was fantastic for him.

“Overall the goals were really pleasing but the method was the most pleasing of all and our players increasing understanding of what we are trying to do it was just really good see.”

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