PETER LOVENKRANDS is pleased with the progress his Rangers kids are making after seeing off League Two Cambridge United.

Goals in either half from Andy Dallas and Jamie Barjonas earned the Gers a friendly win at the Hummel Training Centre on Tuesday.

And it was an encouraging afternoon for the Light Blues’ Under-20s as they continue their preparations for the new campaign.

Lovenkrands said: “It was a really good build up to the first goal, the play through and the passing and then we had a wee bit of luck with the slip through but credit to Andy Dallas to realise it and take a gamble on it and going on and finishing it so it was a really good start for us.

“With only nine minutes on the clock at that point it kind of settled us in a wee bit and from then on I think we looked comfortable.

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“The movement off the ball was really good and the movement for each other was really good. We trusted each other with the ball and the defending was really good as well.

“The goal in the second half from Barjonas he’s just got that in him. I told him so many times that he needs to shoot more because he has got that in him. His goal was a really really good goal and from then on I think we looked comfortable.”

First team squad players Andy Firth, Jamie Murphy and Glenn Middleton all started against Colin Calderwood’s side as they got vital match minutes under their belts.

Lovenkrands made half a dozen switches at the break as three trialists also got the chance to impress.

And the Dane is confident there is plenty more to come from the next crop of Ibrox kids this term.

Lovenkrands told RangersTV: “I have been so pleased with the boys over the start of pre-season they have been very very strong. All the first teams we have played we have won every game and looked good.

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“The boys have been looking fantastic they have been working hard in training and it shows on the pitch.

“They are buying into what we are about here at the Academy and it shows on the pitch today.

“We have come up against a top side and a good difficult side to deal with but I thought the boys done really well.”