A TALENTED Saltcoats footballer got his hands on silverware at Hampden this week.

Young Calum Adamson was amongst the Rangers under 18 players who helped guide their side to Scottish Youth Cup success on Wednesday, May 1 - defeating Aberdeen 2-1.

The talented 16-year-old has been at the club for nearly seven years after being picked up from local side TASS Thistle back in 2017.

The midfielder has impressed on a number of occasion during his time at the club and at the beginning of this season signed his first full-time contract with Rangers.

In February of this year, the Scotland under 17 cap also made his B Team debut.

But the crowning moment of the season was undoubtedly on Wednesday as he ran out on the national team park and helped guide his team to silverware.

Adamson began the game on the bench but was brought into the match on the 70th minute with the game finely poised.

Only five minutes previously, opponents Aberdeen had taken the lead through Timothy Akindileni,. Findlay Curtis levelled from the penalty spot only moments before Adamson entered the fray.

Only six minutes after the Saltcoats boy's introduction, Rangers would find a winner in the match thanks to a deflected Josh Gentle's strike.

There were boisterous celebrations come full time as Adamson and his teammates celebrated victory - becoming the ninth Gers side to win the competition.

The team then climbed the famous Hampden steps to lift the trophy, something the club's first team will be aiming to do later this month.