Josh McPake RYDC Twitter Q&A

Rangers Academy star Josh McPake was part of the Light Blues under-19 squad which enjoyed a successful Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup appearance in Germany in January.

The young forward has been impressing for the Rangers youth teams this season and was delighted to answer fans’ questions in a Twitter Q&A for the Rangers Youth Development Company.

Check out the highlights of his session….

Q – Kimmie – Who is the player you look up to in first team squad?

A – I’d say Ryan Kent. We have a similar playing style and I enjoy watching him play.

Q – Kimmie – What was the best thing about the tournament in Germany?

A – Getting to play teams like Bayern Munich and Shalke 04 in a tournament. It was a great experience and we did really well. It was a brilliant stadium too.

Q – Sam Wright – What’s been your most memorable moment at Rangers so far?

A – Winning the Glasgow Cup and beating Celtic in the final last year

Q – Ash Jack – What advice can you give to a young person looking to be successful? 

A – Try and get through the hard times. You have to be mentally tough to succeed in football. 

Q – Elsie McCready – Hi Josh. What would it mean to you if Steven Gerrard called you up to the first team? 

A – It would feel amazing. That’s what I work hard for and that’s why I am here.

Q – David Morrison – You are a great young player but between 16 and 20 is the vital part of your progression so when do you hope to be closing in on the 1st team?

A – I just need to keep working hard and listening to my coaches – Graeme Murty, Peter Lovenkrands and Craig Mulholland – and see what happens 

Q – Luke Turnbull – Who is your idol?

A – Lionel Messi – he has come through some tough times as a kid and I love watching him play.

Q – Jordan – Who do you look up to in the first team?

A – As I said before Ryan Kent

Q – Lewis Mayo – Why do you eat 4 packs of butter at breakfast?

A – We can’t all be perfect like you

Q – Colin – What is your preferred position?

A – I quite like the number 10, attacking midfield role. In the middle, you are always involved in attacks 

Q – Colin – Can you describe your playing style? 

A – I am direct, tricky and have pace. 

Q – Rangers Stats – What inspires you when it comes to being a footballer? 

A – To make it as a first team player at Rangers. It’s my dream

Q – Colin – What motivates you?

A – There are a few things. My family, they have done so much for me and run me to training every day. And I want to do well in life for myself too

Q – Spateston Bear – Favourite goal this season?

A – There are a couple. One against Celtic on the grass at the training ground in the last minute to get a draw. It was the last kick of the ball and I cut inside on my left foot and put it in the top corner.  Also the one I scored against Rapid Vienna away to make it 4-2. Also the last kick of the ball. 

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