Rangers and Hibs’ second strings met at Murray Park on Wednesday and it wasn’t a low-scoring affair.
Jack Ross was looking to set some of his players who haven’t had many minutes this season game time at the Rangers Training Centre. He managed to do that in a game for the neutral.
Hibs and Rangers played out a 2-2 draw earlier this season in Premiership action. While the teams overall were weaker in this one, the scoring action doubled on both sides.
The Hibees were up against a blend of experienced first-team Rangers players like Jordan Jones and Greg Stewart and youth players, senior pros like Melker Hallberg featuring in green.
The Swede would score one of the goals, youngster Stevie Bradley, Jamie Gullan and Ryan Shanley notching the others. That wasn’t enough for a win, Jones, Stewart, Chris McKee and Ross McCausland scoring for the Gers.
It’s a good training exercise for all involved as players look to push for first-team places during the busy December period and beyond. These sides will meet in Premiership action on Boxing Day when Rangers host Hibs.