Light Blue babe sees Reserve title as step to hitting treble tops

RANGERS youngster Robbie Crawford has set his sights on a dream treble.

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Tommy Wilson and Robbie Crawford advertise tonight's clash that could see Rangers lift their first trophy of the season if they defeat Queen's Park
Tommy Wilson and Robbie Crawford advertise tonight's clash that could see Rangers lift their first trophy of the season if they defeat Queen's Park

The midfielder has played his part in the superb run of form that has taken the Gers to the brink of Irn-Bru Third Division title success.

Tonight, the 19-year-old aims to star at Ibrox where Tommy Wilson's youngsters try to see off Queen's Park and lift the Reserve League title and, with a Reserve Cup campaign still to come, it could be a silverware- laden term for the Murray Park kid.

Crawford said: "From our point of view we'd love to play at Ibrox in front of a big crowd.

"I won the Glasgow Cup with the Under-17s. Apart from that this will be my first chance at a medal.

"I could end up with three medals between the Reserves and the first team. It would be nice to win all three.

"It's been a big transition for me in my first year at first-team level.

"A few of us have been thrown in the deep end but I think we have handled it well and really enjoyed the experience."

Crawford is just one of a host of budding Light Blues who have impressed in the first-team arena this term.

His promise has been rewarded with a new long-term deal at Ibrox and he is relishing the chance to shine.

He said: "Obviously it is a massive step going in there every day.

"There is a lot of pressure but I really enjoy it and you learn from the experienced boys like Lee McCulloch.

"He (Ally McCoist) spoke to me, Barrie and Lewis around the time we were going to sign our new contracts. He said he was thinking of the future and wanted us to play a part.

"He has always been really encouraging and Ian Durrant and Kenny McDowall have been really supportive, it has helped us a lot.

"It is crazy how it works. This time last year I was fighting for my place in the Under-19s team.

"Then at the start of the season I got my new deal.

"I am really happy with how things have turned out for me."

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