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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©.


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