Rangers great Willie Henderson has backed the club's youngsters to shine in the Irn-Bru Third Division.
Boss Ally McCoist has handed opportunities to the likes of 17-year-old winger Barrie McKay and Lewis MacLeod this season while Chris Hegarty made his debut in Tuesday night's 1-0 Ramsdens Cup win over Falkirk.
Another player who came through the youth ranks, 23-year-old Andrew Little, has scored six goals this season and hit the winner at Falkirk, setting up a quarter-final at home to Queen of the South.
And Henderson, who made his Rangers debut as at 16, believes the current crop of young players need to grasp their chance in the first team.
The 68-year-old said: "I think you have a situation because of the circumstances behind playing in the Third Division, there will be younger players who will appear in the team.
"They will probably get chances they wouldn't have got if they were still in the SPL.
"It's great for these boys. I think it will be a great experience and it will be up to themselves to take chances when they get them.
"I have been watching the young boy McKay against East Stirlingshire, he's got loads of skill, the boy Little has a great eye for goal, so these guys will get a chance to shine in the royal blue jersey."