McCABE REFLECTS ON WHIRLWIND SEASON
Rhys McCabe has described his breakthrough season at Rangers as being a whirlwind after making a positive impact during one of the toughest campaigns in the club's history.
The 19-year-old has earned plenty of plaudits after making seven appearances so far, including a starting role in Wednesday's emphatic 5-0 win over Dundee United.
But the midfielder is well aware that his own success has come at a time when administration-hit Rangers face a massive battle off the field to ensure the club's survival.
McCabe said: "It's been a big whirlwind. Being a young lad and being thrown into these games has been great.
"But all the speculation about what's going on with preferred bidders and contract negotiations and stuff like that, you just try not to let it affect you and get on with your business on the park.
"My main goal at the start of the year was just to be involved in the manager's plans and be in more squads.
"Under the circumstances, with the small squad, he has had to put me in there but I've no regrets about being thrown in at the deep end.
"It's benefited most of the young guys. With the small squad that we've got, it's given the likes of myself and Jamie Ness the chance to show what we can do.
"Hopefully we can continue to bring the youths through next season."
McCabe says players are keen to focus on their jobs on the park, rather than off-field issues.
But he hopes yesterday's news that Bill Miller has been named as preferred bidder by administrators to take over the club will soon mean more clarity over the future for the players.
He added: "Hopefully it gives me, personally, more stability.
"I've signed a contract and still have another few years left.
"With a preferred bidder now, hopefully things can go back to how they were and just make us stable.
"It's great news for everybody that we have a preferred bidder and hopefully we can go forward.
"You've got to give the guy a chance. He deserves a chance having shown an interest in the club."
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