NATHAN YOUNG-COOMBES reckons Rangers proved they are one of top teams in the world with their Under-17 success at the Al Kass Cup.

The Light Blues’ kids became the first British side to win the prestigious youth tournament in February as they finished ahead of the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in Qatar.

A dramatic penalty shoot-out victory in the final against Roma earned David McCallum’s side the silverware before they paraded it at Ibrox during the Premiership clash with St Johnstone.

Striker Young-Coombes had only just signed for the Gers after completing a move from Chelsea.

And the Englishman was delighted to be able to repay the fans for their backing as the Colts were cheered on by fans at home and abroad.

He told SportTimes: “I enjoy playing football and whatever support comes from it comes from it and I always appreciate it.

“At the moment, I am just trying to focus, head down, and knuckle on to try and get as far as possible before the end of the season.

“It is just around the corner and I am trying to push on and hopefully that will one day lead to the first team.

“I couldn’t have started any better to be fair but it was about the team togetherness that really got us the win.

“The support from the Rangers fans was immense, you could see the support online and there were fans at the games.

“The tournament was amazing and we were there for only one reason and that was to win it. Coming second or not getting to the final wasn’t an option and we proved to everyone that we are one of the best Under-17 teams in the world.”