DAVID McCallum felt his under-18’s side could have had more goals this evening as they beat St Mirren 2-1 in a friendly at the Hummel Training Centre.

The head coach was pleased with the way the Young Gers reacted to going a goal down, but thought the game should have finished with more goals.

It was the first game back for the under-18’s after the Christmas break, before they head to Portugal for an Erasmus training camp.

Speaking to RangersTV he said: “I think we have played a game quite quickly on the return from the mid-season break to get the boys back on the pitch.

“I think the conditions made it difficult for both teams but the game probably should have finished with a higher score line that what it actually did.

“It is sometimes good for our lads to experience that challenge and effects of having to come back from a goal down.

“We could’ve scored before St Mirren actually did but when St Mirren score we probably take a wee bit of time to recover from it but it is good because it is not often they have been in that position so it is good that they show they can have that character and perseverance to get through that and come in to the game.”

McCallum said there are points to work on following this evening’s friendly, he explained: “I think some of the lads maybe think they could have had one or two goals from what they had in the game.

“Matt Yates I thought had some good situations tonight I thought he did really well in the game and probably unfortunate not to have got himself one or two goals in there.

“Chris McKee although he got the one probably should have had another couple, Umaro Balde has had a couple of opportunities as well during the game and the keeper has had a couple of good saves as well so we have had enough opportunities but I would also say they have had a couple of chances as well.

“I think there are areas that we need to have a look at from a defensive point of view and I don’t just mean the back four, I mean as a group defensively we need to look at how we restrict opposition to less chances than what they have had tonight.”

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