Rangers defender Leon King has been forced to withdraw from the Scotland under-19 squad ahead of their opening European Championship Elite Round fixture this afternoon, the club has confirmed.

Scotland take on Turkey later this afternoon but will have to do so without the imposing central defender in Hungary.

Billy Stark’s side face Hungary, Turkey and Israel in Group 1 as they look to secure their spot in this summer’s finals in Slovakia.

King was joined in the squad by Ibrox colleagues Adam Devine, Jay Hogarth, Alex Lowry and Cole McKinnon for the three games.

With no word on what the injury is, the Light Blues will be hoping it is nothing serious with King playing a key role for the Rangers B team this season as well as being on the fringes of the senior squad.

Hopefully, it is nothing too bad and King will be back to full fitness quickly and taking his place in the heart of the Rangers B defence as they finish up the Lowland League season and look to lift the City of Glasgow Cup.

The three games the Rangers youngsters left in the squad will hoping to be involved with Scotland under-19s are:

Turkey v Scotland
Wednesday 23 March – 3pm
Gyirmoti Stadion, Gyor

Hungary v Scotland
Saturday 26 March – 6.45pm
Gyirmoti Stadion, Gyor

Scotland v Israel
Tuesday 29 March – 5pm
Gyirmoti Stadion, Gyo

Rangers fans have plenty of things to worry about off the field at the moment as the club’s Board and a group of shareholders engage in a pretty damaging online spat.

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