Impressed: Graeme Murty

Scottish giants Rangers say they have been inspired by Brentford's B team strategy and are hoping adopting a similar one will pay dividends north of the border.

The Scottish Premier League side sent a team down to the Bees' training ground on Sunday for a match in which they triumphed 5-2 against Brentford's youngsters.

Rangers academy chief Craig Mulholland told GetWestLondon after the game that he believes more sides will look to copy Brentford's model when it comes to youth development, instead of academies which often fail to make financial sense.

Since then, Rangers development squad coach Graeme Murty, who acted as caretaker manager when former Bees boss Mark Warburton left Ibrox earlier this year, has spoken out about his side's inspiring visit to Jersey Road.

“Since they have started this B team route, they have put a new board up at their training ground showing how many debuts they have had from their B team,” Murty told the Gers' official website. “It is something they are really proud of, and they have had a number who have come through.

“We are hoping our experiment here bears a similar type of fruit, and we get an increased number of our young players through to our first-team, because that is the end goal of this entire games programme.

“I thought they dealt with the result fantastically well as a staff, and we were very open and honest about our feedback with one another in trying to get both of our squads into a better place than they are at the moment, and they are really looking forward to coming back up here to play us again.

“Our best young players relished going and playing against players who have been in Brentford’s first team. We told them the mix of player that we had, and they went and changed their mix to include some players who had been on their bench and in and around their first-team, so the overall level from both sides was really, really good.”

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