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MatchPlay Cards at Rangers Football Club

Rangers FC has given 12 Scottish Premier League debut appearances to academy graduates in the past 3 years of what has been a tremendously successful period. 2020 saw Rangers win their 55 titles, under the guidance of now Aston Villa Manager, Steve Gerrad, the most titles of any football club in the world – and the first in 10 years following one of the most arduous decades in the club's history.


18-year-old Alex Lowry is the latest academy graduate to move into the first team after scoring on his debut against Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup. A notable win away to Borussia Dortmund in February saw them go back to Scotland with a 4-2 victory.


Rangers FC Academy Coach John Lawson recently stepped onto The Coaching Lab podcast to share how he is using a games-based approach to develop the future player MatchPlay Cards©.


DEVELOPING ADAPTIVE PLAYERS

On the transition of young players through the phases to senior football, John shared the importance of having players with attributes that can help them adapt, problem so