MIDFIELD dynamo Max Ashmore was generally satisfied with the under-20s 4-1 win over Queens Park in the Youth Cup tonight – although he pointed to the beginning of the second half as a period where the side could have done better.

The Light Blues were 2-0 up and comfortable going into half time, but they took a long time to get going in the second half until Josh Jeffries kicked them into life with a stunning goal.

Ashmore told RangersTV.tv: “We were pretty impressive for most of it, although we slacked-off a little bit in the first 20 minutes of the second half. The coaching staff are always telling us about the standards that are required at the club, and I think that, along with the chances we had to win by more, are the only disappointing things we can take from tonight.”

Ashmore hasn’t perhaps played as much as he would have liked this season, although he is confident he did more than enough tonight to demonstrate to the club’s coaching staff exactly what he can do.

The youngster continued: “Whenever I play, I’ll always give everything I’ve got. Myself and Dylan Dykes play in the same position, and obviously there have been a few first team boys that have come down, but tonight I was given a chance which I hopefully took.”

It’s a quick turnaround for the under-20s now as they play Hamilton Accies in the Development League on Wednesday night, but Ashmore expects he and his teammates to be absolutely prepared for what looks to be a tough test.

He added: “They’re third in the league, but it’s a game we’ll be looking to get the three points from, and hopefully that will help us move up to second. We’re in tomorrow morning for our recovery, so we’ll stick to our pre-match schedule and take it from there.”

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