The team hoping to bring silverwear back to Banbridge

Name: Ivon Blevins

Nickname: “Blevy”

Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 28

Best Performance: Coagh United Away

Attributes: Very agile keeper, good shot stopping and is one of the liveliest characters in the dressing room. Ivon is a very good shot stopper and has eight clean sheets to his name this season.

It’s like watching... Alan McGregor

Name: Jonny Porter

Nickname: “Woodie”

Position: Defender

Age: 23

Best Performance: Oxford United Away

The Player: Mr Dependable, can play anywhere across the back four and has found a niche at right back with bombing runs down the wing and has scored four times in last six games.

It’s like watching... Branislav Ivanovic

Name: Trevor Tate

Nickname: “Tayto”

Position: Defender

Age: 21

Best Performance: Ballymacash Rangers Away

The Player: Tayto returned to Rangers after a brief spell at Dromara Village earlier in the season. Rock at the back for the Reserves last year and brought into First Team squad for his competitiveness across the ground and in the air.

It’s like watching... Nigel De Jong

Name: Christopher Chambers

Nickname: “Chambers”

Position: Defender

Age: 25

Best Performance: AFC Craigavon Home

The Player: A commanding centre half who has unrivalled confidence in the Mid Ulster league structure and consistently scores. Club Captain this season with a superb range of passing.

It’s like watching... John Terry

Name: Ryan Gregg

Nickname: “Rosie”

Position: Defender

Age: 19

Best Performance: Dromara Village Away

The Player: Composure on the ball defy his years and has been one of the stand out performers since his switch to centre half back in August. Can play anwhere across midfield and reads the game so well.

It’s like watching... Sergio Ramos

Name: Aaron Buchanan

Nickname: “Psycho”

Position: Defender

Age: 21

Best Performance: Broomhill Home

The Player: A versatile left footer who has been a mainstay at left back all season after a stop start year with injury. Passing is always confident and direct and has a great delivery into the box.

It’s like watching... Leighton Baines

Name: Matthew McKnight

Nickname: “Slippy”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 18

Best Performance: Raceview Away

The Player: Matty has been a revelation since transferring from Rathfriland earlier in the season. His height gives him a natural advantage in the air but his footwork is his best attribute. Most notable for working box to box.

It’s like watching... Yaya Toure

Name: Neil Clydesdale

Nickname: “Clydie”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 25

Best Performance: Moneyslane Home

The Player: Clydie has the technical ability to play anywhere on a pitch; great feet and a nightmare for defenders. Is undoubtedly one of the best dead ball specialists in the country and has forged a formidable partnership with Spud Wilton in centre midfield.

It’s like watching... David Silva

Name: Colin Cousins

Nickname: “Dong”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 26

Best Performance: Ballymacash Rangers Home

The Player: Coly is relentless in everything he does and terrifies defenders when running direct. Has excelled at right back, across the midfield and up front this season tearing teams apart with his pace and has thirteen goals so far.

It’s like watching... Ramires

Name: Willie Frazer

Nickname: “Sick Note”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 21

Best Performance: Rosario Away

The Player: Willie came flying out of the blocks this season after moving up the left hand flank into midfield scoring in four of the opening five games. Very tricky player who has been scuppered by injury in recent months.

It’s like watching... Gareth Bale

Name: Richard McMinn

Nickname: “Richy”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 30

Best Performance: Hanover Home

The Player: One of the experience players in the squad and has been a driving force in the midfield for seven years for Rangers. Has a great footballing brain and a superb motivator with his talking on the pitch.

It’s like watching... Paul Scholes

Name: Mark Wilton

Nickname: “Spud”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 22

Best Performance: Lurgan Town Away

The Player: After being plucked out of retirement Spud has proven to be the find of the season for Rangers. Rarely loses ball and is competitive and creative in centre of the park and is now finding the goal on a regular basis.

It’s like watching... Andres Iniesta

Name: Ryan Weir

Nickname: “Rocket”

Position: Midfielder

Age: 20

Best Performance: Moneyslane Away

The Player: Rocket has been in and out of the squad all season but is a great asset to have at the club with his running and pace from wide areas. Was instrumental in the destruction of Moneyslane at Crystal Park last Saturday.

It’s like watching... Scott Sinclair

Name: Jason Gourley

Nickname: “Gourley”

Position: Forward

Age: 23

Best Performance: Seagoe Away

The Player: Jason has a superb goal return for Rangers and has been leading the line for three and half years since his switch from Glenavon. Sixteen Goals this season so far and will hopefully make a return to action before Fridays final.

It’s like watching... Eden Djeko

Name: Gareth Fulton

Nickname: “Gidd”

Position: Forward

Age: 32

Best Performance: Hanover Away

The Player: Gidd Fulton is Rangers big game player and regularly delivers the goods. Can score goals out of nothing and is clinical as well as hard working. Scored three consecutive hattricks in March and was hero of last years cup final.

It’s like watching... Andy Johnson

Name: Clifford Sterritt

Nickname: “Silver Fox”

Position: Forward

Age: 32

Best Performance: Lurgan Town Home

The Player: Cliffy came to Banbridge Rangers before Christmas to give the forward line an extra dimension. The former Irish League player has contributed with eight goals and his link up play and finishing have been superb.

It’s like watching... Robbie Fowler


Name: Dan Thornton

Nickname: “Gaffer”

Position: Manager

Age: 28

Best Performance: Broomhill Home

The Coach: Dan’s record as Reserve team manager has continued with the First Team squad with only two points dropped at home and three away from home all season. Early substitutions after going 2-0 down to Broomhill at home saw a 5-3 win and probably secured promotion to Mid Ulsters top flight.

It’s like watching... Jose Mourinho