AIDAN McAdams shone in his first home game for Rangers but while the goalkeeper was pleased with his own display he thought the Development Squad should have avoided defeat to Brighton.

The Gers went down 2-1 to the Seagulls after they scored in the 90th minute at Ibrox and the stopper admitted the youngsters want to work on matching their second-half showing to their impressive first.

McAdams was protected in the first home game of the youngsters 2017/18 Games Programme by a young Light Blues backline with the likes of Aidan Wilson, Myles Beerman and Jordan Houston all missing through injury.

Speaking to RangersTV the keeper said:

“It was a good performance for me but as a team you have to look at it and say it wasn’t a great performance in the second-half.

“I thought in the first-half we dominated the ball and then second-half there was a big space in midfield for them to play through and it went a bit end to end.

“It was definitely a test, we are going to play plenty of good teams and Brighton are a decent side but I am sure we will face harder teams in the process of the Games Programme.

“The back four were young but I thought they played really well tonight, Scott Gray came back in, he has been out on loan and I thought he was good.

“Mikey Hewitt did well too and I have played with Danny Finlayson and big Lewis Mayo before so I am kind of used to the back four that was in front of me.

“I thought they did well but maybe there could have been slightly better game management towards the end of the game.

“At 89 minutes we should just look to see it out as draw, we were pushing for the win but sometimes you need to be happy with the draw if that is all you can get from the game.”

McAdams, who arrived from Old Firm rivals in June, was called into action numerous times in the second period as he kept the game alive for the Gers who couldn’t find a killer move at the other end.

The Scotland youth player continued: “To learn you obviously want to be making saves all the time but you have to also look at taking crosses and your distribution as well.

“Goalkeeper is a hard position because there are so many aspects that you need to get right and if you mess it up then everybody looks at you as if you are the dummy. That is part and parcel of being a goalkeeper.”

The Development Squad now travel to Manchester City this weekend in the next instalment of their innovative Games Programme.

McAdams added: “Playing Man City will be a good test, all the boys are looking forward to it and hopefully we can improve on the performance tonight and get a win down there.”

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