LEWIS Mayo thought the Rangers Development Squad showed character and determination to seal another Games Programme win over F.C. Copenhagen.

The academy side faced the Danish team in the latest of their matches against European and British top flight opposition and put in a battling display to come out on top.

It was the youngsters’ fourth win in five against strong opposition and followed on from their impressive 4-0 win over Breidablik last week.

Speaking to RangersTV Mayo said:

“I think we are all delighted by the win today. That was a very hard shift for the team especially when we go 1-0 down from a bit of slack defending at the set-piece.

“I think the character and the determination we showed to get back into the game was credit to us and that is how we went and got the two goals. Second-half I think we totally dominated the game to get the win.

“We have been working on our pressing game all season and that is something we have learnt from the games we have played against the different styles of teams we’ve faced.

“I think we really showed that today, that we can go and make it very difficult for teams to play against us.

“The message at half-time was to keep doing everything you are doing, keep at them and don’t let anything drop. I think with a lot of concentration and effort we did that completely.”

Mayo’s 43rd minute header was the winner in a 2-1 victory as the defender bagged a rare goal and he admits it is something he has been doing extra work on achieving.

Billy Kirkwood’s side end the season with a trip to Leicester next week before Everton travel to Scotland in early May.

He continued:

“That is my first goal of the season but that is something I have been asked to work on so I was delighted to see that one go in. I have been doing some practise with a few of the lads at the end of training sessions.

“The Games Programme has been terrific; I think the ability to play against styles of play that are different to what we would expect in Scotland is credit to doing this this season.

“All I can do is work hard every day in training and games and keep that level of performance up.”

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