Rangers kid Charlie McCann continues to impress in the background at Ibrox and the ex-Man United midfielder was involved as part of the Ibrox Open Training Day.
The 20-year-old’s appearance at the special training session proves he is now firmly in the sights of manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of the new campaign.
Having made his first appearances in Light Blue last season, Charlie McCann has now played in four first team games and impressed once again as the club played Queen’s Park in a pre-season friendly.
Coming off the bench in the 4-3 victory, the fact McCann only played 30 minutes in the match ensured he was fit to attend the Open Training Day session at Ibrox.
This follows appearances in the pre-season friendlies against Blackpool, where Charlie McCann scored, and West Ham.
But it’s not just McCann’s appearance at the Open Day that stands as evidence of how highly thought of the youngster is at Rangers, with Charlie also doing the press at the event.
Charlie McCann talks about breaking into the Rangers first team
The confident youngster knows what he wants at Rangers and has been speaking very positively about being part of the first-team squad since the start of pre-season.
“I think it’s been good for me. I’ve enjoyed it so far,” said McCann [Rangers Review].
“Being in and around it every day and getting some minutes in games, it’s been good for me and I keep developing and taking it day by day but I’m really enjoying it.
“I was around it a lot last season but this period during pre-season has helped me a lot because there’s a bit more time for development and learning because it’s not all about going from game to game and focusing on the teams we’re playing.
“It’s given me a lot of time to speak to the coaches, learn some new stuff and develop that so it’s been good.
“I think you’ve got to take it as it comes and see day to day, what happens but I think, personally, I want to build on last season.
“I broke through a little bit last season towards the end and hopefully this season I can break through a bit more and really establish myself and get some good minutes in games this season and hopefully do well.
“Being in and around it every day you’ve got to make yourself feel that you’re part of it because you’ve got to buy into it and I think I’m definitely trying that.
“Being around the quality of players every day does give you a lot to learn and it gives you the confidence as well that if you can hold your own with these players you’re doing something right.”
Rangers fans have been very impressed with Charlie McCann so far in his Ibrox career and expectation is building that the young Northern Irish midfielder could be the next young star to properly breakthrough at the club.
Rangers have shown a positive pathway into the first team and it’s clear that the ex-Man United kid is impressing the coaches at Ibrox given his steady progression over the last few months.
Meanwhile, a leading journalist has revealed that a new Ibrox summer signing is carrying an injury.