Philippe Clement received an audition with the B team from 6 Rangers stars, but Rice and McCausland are the ones to remember the boss………..

Numerous Rangers first-team stars have been given the opportunity to meet Philippe Clement early on with the Ibrox B club.

The Light Blues defeated Hibs in a resounding 4-0 victory under the direction of the Belgian manager in his first match in charge, but the 49-year-old has insisted he wants to see his team’s fitness levels increase for the balance of the Scottish Premiership season. The coach also sent some of his first-team talents to the squad because the Colts are playing Breidablik in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

In the victory over Hibs, Danilo made his injury comeback as a substitute; however, David McCallum gave the Brazilian player a start right away. Ben Davies and Leon Balogun joined the summer hire in the starting XI, with the Nigerian international serving as captain of the young team.

As he tries to establish a case for greater playing time under Clement, Robby McCrorie got the start between the pipes. Adam Devine, who Michael Beale had used last time, also tried to capture the attention of the new incumbent.

Leon King also had a new position. He had previously played center back with the first team, but McCallum used him as a midfield anchor instead, a position that Clement might fill in the future.

At halftime, replacements for King, Danilo, McCrorie, and Davies would all be made, with a clear emphasis on fitness. Balogun fought for 75 minutes total.

Two young players may have captured Clement’s attention over the first-team regulars in the encounter at the Rangers Training Centre, which the visitors won 3-2. Bailey Rice’s inch-perfect pass found Rosst McCausland in the area, and the striker tapped the ball past the goalkeeper for the sole goal for the home team. Aaron Lyall’s free kick later in the game helped Connor Allan score, but Rangers were unable to mount a late comeback.


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