Over the summer, Scotland U19 international Robbie Ure swapped Glasgow for Brussels. The 19-year-old striker had played three times for Rangers first team, scoring once. In the Lowland League he had a very impressive track record, with 17 goals and eight assists in 37 games for Rangers B. Anderlecht were clearly impressed by what they saw in Ure and added him to their second team who are currently playing in the second tier of Belgian football, the Challenger Pro League.
The striker was given the option to remain in Scotland, but decided that first team opportunities may be more available elsewhere. So far, Anderlecht are certainly glad he turned down the Scottish giants.
Ure had to wait a few weeks before making his debut in a 3-3 draw with Lierse on the 30th of September. He came off the bench to play 45 minutes, and since then he has started every game for the club. What’s more, he has scored in every game since then as well. Ure is currently on four goals in five games, an impressive return which is certainly catching the eye of many. He grabbed the equaliser for RSCA Futures against promotion chasing Lommel last weekend.
Anderlecht have never been afraid to give youth a chance in the first team. If the Scottish youth international keeps this up, expect to see him given a chance in the Pro League in the near future. He may have to be patient to get a chance to start however, with forward Kasper Dolberg currently on fire for Anderlecht with six goals in six games.