The SFA performance director watched the country’s under-19s play against Spain this week and was impressed with what he witnessed.
The young Scots claimed a 1-1 draw and enjoyed more possession than their counterparts and were unlucky not to win.
Mackay was full of praise for Billy Gilmour but also picked out the two young Gers as ones for the future.
“Billy is a big talent but he is one of many at various levels that we want to push forward,” Mackay told the Scottish Sun.
“Glenn Middleton at Rangers and Lewis Hornby from Everton are two others that immediately come to mind.
“Dapo Mebude from Rangers is another one but there are so many who are progressing.”
Middleton has burst onto the scene after a string of impressive showing at Ibrox under Steven Gerrard while Mebude is on the fringes of the first-team squad.
The young striker was recalled from international duty last week to supplement Gerrard’s first-team squad against St. Johnstone.
Both are very highly thought of at Ibrox and regular first-team football will do them the world of good.
It likely won’t be long until they are both key players in the royal blue of Rangers and dark blue of Scotland.
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