Kyle Bradley RYDC Twitter Q&A
Rangers Academy defender Kyle Bradley enjoyed engaging with fans during a recent Q&A for the Rangers Youth Development Company.
Annual RYDC donations to the Academy help players like Kyle develop and here are the highlights of his session…
Q – Finnart – What does it take to become a footballer what one bit of advice could you give to kids to inspire them?
A – Hard work and dedication to the game. Always give your all in every training session. You never know when your chance will come and you have to be ready
Q – Colin – When you watch a game do you concentrate on central defenders or just watch the game?
A – I tend to focus on what the central defenders are doing and also the strikers
Q – When the manager is talking to you do you hear what he saying or is your brain just saying “OMG It’s Steven Gerrard”?
A – When I first went round it was strange but you need to focus and listen to what he is saying rather than just being in awe of the man and what he has achieved
Q – Sharon – my son Kyle is 13 and plays football for Thistle Weir what advice would you give him?
A – Go and be confident, enjoy it and don’t be scared to get on the ball. Just try and impress. Good luck to him
Q – James Black – What do you think has changed most about you as a player since making your debut against St Johnstone under Caixinha until getting on the bench in Skopje?
A – I feel like I have improved all-round as a player. I am getting better every day by listening to the new coaching staff.
Q – Craig – Who was your footballing idol when you were younger?
A – I don’t really have idols but I like Harry Maguire at England – he had a great World Cup so I can learn and pick up tips from some of the stuff he is doing
Q – Claire – What are your aims for this season, development wise?
A – I hope to push on and make more appearances for the first team. I want to keep training with them so hopefully I can stay there for the rest of the season
Q – Snagsy – how did it feel to be called up to the first team for a Europa league tie?
A – It was really enjoyable. Experiencing an away leg in Europe for the first time was something different for me. It was a great experience
Q – Tracy – What do you feel is your main strength?
A – Main strength I would say my distribution from the back. I like to get the game going from the centre back position
Q – Colin – What do you feel you need to do to get into the 1st team?
A – I need to keep dedicating myself to the game and work on my weaknesses every day in training
Q – Lewis Aird – Any hobbies?
A – I like golf – my handicap was down to 12 – and I like playing Fortnite.
Q – Jamie Barjonas – Is it true you are the worst Fortnite player at Rangers?
A – That is absolutely not true @jbarjonas_ – statistics don’t lie!!
Since 2002, RYDC profits have been directed to Rangers Football Club’s youth programme – with almost £8 million provided so far.
And in January 2019, Academy Head Craig Mulholland and youth graduate Glenn Middleton accepted an RYDC donation of £400,000.
For full details on RYDC’s growing portfolio of products – the re-launched Rangers Pools, Rangers Lotto, Rising Stars, Scratchcards, Stadium Bricks and the Youth Members Club – visit www.rydc.co.ukor call 0141 427 4914.