Zak Rudden RYDC Twitter Q&A

Rangers Academy striker Zak Rudden is enjoying a loan spell at Falkirk this season and was delighted to answer fans’ questions in a Twitter Q&A for the Rangers Youth Development Company ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Check out the highlights of his session…

Q – Robert – What is your favourite thing about playing for Rangers?

A – Everything about it. The size and history of the club. Everything about being a Rangers player is top class

Q – If you could play up front with any former Rangers striker, who would it be?

A – I’d say Ally McCoist

Q – Connor – Brown sauce or ketchup on rolls and sausage?

A – I’m an athlete so don’t have it but brown sauce!

Q – Will – What are your aims for the season?

A – I hope to make my debut for the first team and be around the first team more

Q – Alice – What did you have for breakfast?

A – I remember at the media training session you asked me that!! Special K and banana 

Q – Cammy – who is the best coach you have worked with?

A – I would say Billy Kirkwood, Peter Lovenkrands and Ian Durrant – they all have so much experience I can develop into my game

Q – Revan – when do you hope to get into the first season?

A – This year hopefully or next year latest – I feel I am heading in the right direction. Hopefully the new manager can help me develop

Q – Colin – who do you think is the best striker in the world?

A – Luis Suarez for his movement. He annoys defenders and is a pest

Q – William – Do you do any personal training outwith the training with the club?

A – I did extra upper body strength during the summer and lots of running

Q – GersCentral – How has exiting the Scottish Development league to compete in the Academy Games Programme affected you and the squad? 

A – It helped me develop as a player to come up against better and clever defenders / look at the Leicester results. We lost heavily in the first game then learned and went down there and won and I scored three. It was a good experience and learning curve. It was like replicating a European or Champions League fixture

Q – Stuart – My son is 11 about to embark on 11 v 11 after the summer. When did you start and what’s the best advice you can provide from your experience?

A –I started about 12 – my advice would be listen to your coaches, they know best

Q – Four Lads Had A Dream – Zak, you are heavily tipped to make the break through & have a very good future. How do you make that step from talented youth player to first team material? What are you doing to improve your game on a daily basis that sets you apart?

A – Hard work, analysing my game and taking things from different players. I work on my game and my finishing with Peter Lovenkrands. It’s great to almost have a dedicated forward coach. To have him is so helpful

Tracy – Do you have a set routine or any superstitions when getting ready on a match day and do you get nervous at all?

A – I always do right sock, shin pad, left sock and shin pad. I also always have the same pre- match meal

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