Rangers player has skill others ‘can only dream of’ as star’s agent raves about whirlwind week at Ibrox

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Alex Lowry has made headlines across the country this week, and his agent Des McKeown says the young talent from Uddingston will have a big future in the game after an impressive debut for Rangers.

The 18-year-old midfielder replaced Ianis Hagi in the first half of a 4-0 Scottish Cup fourth round win over Stirling Albion last week.

Lowry scored a dream debut goal and produced a consummate performance in his first senior outing for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, before starting in the Premiership against Livingston on Wednesday night.

A graduate of Motherwell’s Braidhurst High School, the teenager is now in line for a new contract at Rangers following display and development at their Lowland B League side.

McKeown, director of Lowry’s representatives 360 Sports Consultancy, says the teenager’s extended debut was something that caught him off guard.

He said Lanarkshire Live Sport: “We are delighted that the manager first included him in training and then was brave enough to give him the opportunity against Stirling Albion.

“There were more experienced players on the bench who people might have thought would be ahead of Alex in terms of promotion.

“We are really delighted that you have had the opportunity to climb. His performance was excellent since it was his first appearance.

“I expected it to go up, but I probably didn’t expect it to get that many minutes. He probably didn’t expect to be chosen at that time. He probably did not expect that with the 0-0 they would present him.

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“I thought I could have featured it with Rangers winning 2-0 or 3-0. So it was a bit of a surprise, but we’re thrilled anyway.”

Rangers midfielder Alex Lowry celebrates scoring his first goal against Stirling Albion.
Rangers midfielder Alex Lowry celebrates scoring his first goal against Stirling Albion.

McKeown and 360 Sports Consultancy have worked with the youngster for much of his professional career at Rangers.

He needs to develop physically, but Stenhousemuir’s former boss says Lowry is destined for the top on talent alone. McKeown added: “We’ve worked with him for about three years.

“He has been in the Rangers since he was a kid. He can do things that other people can only dream of. He just needs a bit of luck along the way and he needs to apply himself well. There isn’t a lot to it, but it will fill up. He has worked hard on it.

“Now it depends on what I do on the pitch. Talent alone won’t take him where his potential might. That is something that everyone is instilling in him. His talent can take him anywhere.”

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With a lot of people talking about him, McKeown says Lowry needs to try to block out the noise as much as possible and focus on future Rangers appearances.

He added: “I talked to him after the game in terms of having to react. People will now recognize who he is on the streets. That’s purely because he scored for the Rangers.

“He needs to understand that it’s a big moment for him, but a small one in his career as a whole. He can’t define it. He needs to extend that little moment.”

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