David McCallum knows that Alex Lowry has all the talent and all the potential required to make a name for himself at Ibrox.

Now he has urged the playmaker to prove that he can be part of Michael Beale's plans going forward after a frustrating campaign that has limited his first team involvement.

Lowry burst onto the scene last term and seemed set to be a key component of the squad under the guidance of Giovanni van Bronckhorst after committing his future to Rangers.

The 19-year-old made just one appearance under the Dutchman, though, and boss Beale has given him a start against Motherwell and run-outs in the wins over St Johnstone and Hearts.

Lowry remains one of the most talented kids on the books at Auchenhowie and B Team boss McCallum is eager to see him go on to establish himself for Rangers.

McCallum said: "I think it is clear that Alex is a talent, there is no doubt about that. He has had an unfortunate season where he has picked up some injuries, which have delayed him.

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"I think everyone here has absolute belief in what Alex can be. What he has got to do now is get a run of time, games and training where it is uninterrupted and he goes and flies and performs and people get to see him in a consistent spell.

"Thereafter, it becomes his responsibility to go and try and make sure, if he does get opportunities with the first team, that he goes and shows what he is capable of doing. But we absolutely believe in what he can be, for sure.

"I think Alex’s point of view is that he is young and we still have to remember that as well. He will want to play football, that is just a fact of life.

"He wants to play football for the first team and that drives him every day. You see him when he comes in.

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"That has been disrupted and any opportunities he gets to play football he wants to take it so that he can get back into a position where the manager thinks about him in a way that gives him opportunities."