A host of senior and youth Rangers players are in international action for their various nations over the coming days.

Last night, five young Gers featured for Scotland U19s, with both Nathan Patterson and Dapo Mebude scoring in a 2-2 draw with Belarus. 

One of their teammates at Ibrox age group level had to wait until Thursday for his opportunity, though.

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Nathan Young-Coombes was named on the bench for England U17s against Germany, at the Pinatar Arena.

Yet, despite not starting the game, it was he who would have the final say on the result.


Germany looked near certain to get a win as the clocked ticked down with them 3-2 up.


However, Young-Coombes is partial to a well-timed goal.

The former Chelsea academy prospect produced regularly for the Gers U17s during their Alkass Cup win last season and scored the winner in the 2018/19 Scottish Youth Cup final victory over Celtic.

Young-Coombes with the Youth Trophy his goal helped secure. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

This time, he popped up in the last minute of play to earn his side a draw.

It’s a big moment for the youngster who dropped out of the national team set up for a period around his transfer to the Gers, but it goes to show it’s possible for young players to move north of the border and still further international ambitions with England.

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