RHYS McCABE hopes Rangers fans have seen a glimpse of the future after he joined Jamie Ness in the heart of midfield on Wednesday night.

The young midfielders were impressive in the 5-0 rout of Dundee United at Ibrox and McCabe has enjoyed being pitched in to the first team in difficult circumstances.

He said: “My main goal at the start of the year was to be in the manager’s plan and to be involved in squads.

“Under the circumstances he’s had to put me in there, but I have no regrets about going in at the deep end.

“The circumstances of this season have benefitted most of the young guys with the smaller squad we have.

“It’s given the likes of me and Jamie a chance to show what we can do and hopefully we can continue to bring youth players through next.

“Jamie’s a nice guy as well as a good player so to play alongside him in midfield in future would be great.

“There are other guys as well in youth set up that are looking promising so it shouldn’t be long before they are pushing through too.

“Rangers is a huge club, and no matter whether we are signing players or bringing them up from the youth academy we are looking for the best.

“It’s drilled in to you as a youth player that winning and being the best is the main part of this football club.”

McCabe is enjoying the chance to look to the future and is hoping the announcement of Bill Miller as the preferred bidder for the club is the start of a more positive outlook.

He added: “Players don’t let things like that get to them and just try to get on with the football side of things.

“But I think you have to give the guy a chance because he has shown an interest in the club.

“It is great news for supporters, players and coaching staff that someone has received preferred bidder status and hopefully we can go forward from here.

“I would like to think it gives a bit more clarity because he obviously wants to take the club forward but the players are just continuing our job on the field.

“It gives me, personally, a bit more stability. I signed a new contract and still have a few years left here and hopefully with the preferred bidder things can go back to how they were.”

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