Jack Butland's Rangers advice to Mason Munn as starlet dreams of Ibrox stardom

Rangers starlet Mason Munn
Rangers starlet Mason Munn -Credit:SNS Group

Rangers starlet Mason Munn admits he couldn't think of anybody better to learn from than Jack Butland.

The Northern Ireland Under-19s keeper caught the eye in Wednesday's Scottish Youth Cup Final triumph at Hampden, pulling off some top-drawer saves to deny Aberdeen. Philippe Clement popped into the dressing room at full-time to salute the Ibrox youngsters on their 2-1 win.

And the Gers boss knows all about Munn, 18, as the teenager has been training alongside Gers No1 and PFA Scotland Player of the Year nominee Butland. Munn said: "Jack Butland has played at the pinnacle - Premier League and played for England. Learning from him is massive. Every day I get the opportunity to train with him, it's huge for me.

"When I get the opportunity, I try to take it when I can. And snippets from him help, too. His advice is more about staying humble and keep working hard. If you have the ability it will come through, so it's more off the pitch than on the pitch.

"You don't realise how much goes into the strength stuff and training sessions. Rangers is all about winning so this is just the start of the journey for me, hopefully. Obviously it was very, very nice of the manager of the club to come in and it was a bit of a shock when he spoke to us. But it was a big privilege for us that he came to see us.

"He just told us we played very well in the first half and we showed good resilience in the second half to get back into the game. When you go 1-0 down in the final, it's very, very tough. But we did really well to get back. And overall in the 90 minutes we probably just about deserved it."