Josh Gentles Reflects On Memorable Goalscoring Month

JOSH GENTLES has reflected on a memorable month in front of goal after netting his first hat-trick for Rangers B in this evening's Glasgow Cup victory over Partick Thistle.

The 16-year-old forward continued his fine goalscoring form in David McCallum's side after coming off the bench to break the deadlock against Queen's Park last month.

And the match ball was secured for Gentles in the second half this evening when, after netting twice before the half-time interval, the teenager raced clear of the Partick Thistle defence and fired an unstoppable finish across the goalkeeper.

Speaking to RangersTV after the victory, a delighted Gentles commented: "I'm really happy. It's a good result for the team and it was a good individual performance from myself. It's a really good win for the squad.

"I just tried to get something on it and turn it towards goal for the first goal, then my second and third goal I was just trying to get my shot off as quickly as possible across the goalkeeper.

"I've been scoring goals at both Under-18s and B Team level. I was happy with my contribution in the Scottish Youth Cup for the Under-18s, and also scoring for the B Team makes me happy."

Gentles recently celebrated a call-up to the Wales Under-17s squad for their European Championships qualifying campaign.

Coupled with his involvement for Gers B in their SPFL Trust Trophy campaign against senior opposition, the 16-year-old is relishing the opportunities that are coming his way.

He added: "I'm getting opportunities to play against some of the best teams all over the world. I want to keep trying to get call-ups and doing as much as I can when I get there.

"It's a good challenge playing against players that are older than me. It really helps my game a lot.

"We want to keep getting results in this competition. If we keep getting three points then we should hopefully come first in the group and get a good draw for the semi-final."

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