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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