Our first of the new ‘Player Focus’ series starts with Rangers Youth Academy prospect Nathan Young-Coombes. At 16, Nathan is an England under 15 international and was a highly rated youngster at both Chelsea and Crystal Palace before joining the Gers.
Nathan joined from Chelsea on transfer deadline day and signed a two and a half year deal keeping him at the club until 2021. The talented forward has already impressed with his eye for goal in the ALKASS under 17s Cup in Qatar by scoring a stunning hat-trick against ESS.
Here is what he had to say in an interview with the Rangers Ramble…
Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?
NYC: I’ve been playing football as long as I can remember!!
What team did you support growing up?
NYC: Crystal Palace.
Who was your favourite player growing up and why?
NYC: Still is Ronaldinho, none better, what he done with a football no one could ever do.
How did your move to Rangers come about?
NYC: I got given the opportunity to play for the best team in Scotland and took it.
Can you tell us about what type of player are you?
NYC: I’m a quick, aggressive in behind runner that works hard.
If you had to pick a 5-a-side team past or present, who would you choose?
NYC: De Gea, Varrane, Scholes, Ronaldinho and Ronaldo.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career so far?
NYC: Diego Costa, we play similar type of games.
Who is your favourite player in the current Rangers team and why?
NYC: Jermaine Defoe !! Watched him a lot growing up and idol and inspiration.
What is it like having Steven Gerrard at the club? What is it like to train under him?
NYC: Having one of all-time greatest as a coach is phenomenal, and can learn a lot.
Talk us through your recent goals against ESS in the ALKASS U17s Cup.
NYC: My goals were all good but couldn’t have done it without my team mates.
What are your aims for this season?
NYC: My aim is just turning 16 hopefully be in around training with the reserves later on in the season.
The Rangers Ramble would like to wish Nathan all the best for the rest of the season on behalf of all Rangers fans and hope to see him push himself into contention for the Reserves squad.
Keep up the hard work Nathan!
The Rangers Ramble