RANGERS finished the Aberdeen game with three teenagers and 20-year-old David Bates on the park. Despite the result, all of the kids would have benefited from the experience.
But it was a difficult night for Aidan Wilson to make his debut and for Myles Beerman and Jamie Barjonas to make their latest appearances for the club.
I was a wee bit disappointed with the Rangers supporters at times on the night. I know they are frustrated with the way that the season has gone and I fully understand that.
Everyone is upset with how this campaign has unfolded and I am sure many supporters can’t wait for it to end this weekend.
For five years, the fans have stood by their club through thick and thin and they have been magnificent. They have backed the side all the way.
But I felt sorry for the players for the first time on Wednesday night. Every time they misplaced a pass or made a mistake, you could hear the abuse all-round the stadium.
It is easy to come into the side when things are going well and you are winning games but Wednesday night was a difficult one for Aidan, David, Myles and Jamie and I felt for them.
They are in a team that are low on confidence and under pressure from the stands. It must have been doubly difficult for them.
The two centre backs struggled a bit at the start but got better as the game went on and I thought Beerman was terrific at left-back.
Barjonas came on when the team was up against it and he was always looking for the ball, taking it and passing it. His performance, along with the rest of the Under-20s, was one of the few positives.
It was a tough test for all of them but I thought they handled it well and they will hope to get another run-out against St Johnstone on Sunday.