Rangers starlet Rory Wilson scored a decisive brace for Scotland U17s in a thrilling 3-2 win over Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old striker has been in outstanding form for Rangers U18s this season and made his UEFA Youth League debut against Hammarby last month.

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Rangers starlet Rory Wilson bagged a brace as Scotland U17s came from behind twice to beat Northern Ireland at Mourneview Park. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

He was rewarded for his fine form at club level with a Scotland call-up for UEFA U17 European Championship Qualifiers in Northern Ireland and he shone on matchday one.

NI took the lead early on at Mourneview Park in Lurgan, but Wilson levelled the scores in the 15th minute.

The hosts pulled ahead again before the interval through Omari Kellyman, but Scotland refused to roll over and Man United youngster Malachi Sharpe set up a tense finish by making it 2-2 in the 79th minute.

The stage was set for Wilson and he bagged a dramatic late winner with three minutes of normal time remaining to clinch three points for the away side.

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After an effort from a teammate came off the right post following a corner, Wilson tapped home from close range.

 

Two other Rangers players also started the game, with Jacob Pazikas in goal and Greig Allen – a summer signing from Hearts – named in the heart of defence. Zak McKay was also in the squad.

It’s a great start to the qualifying campaign for Scotland U17s and Rangers have a really exciting prospect on their hands in Wilson.

In other news, a first-team player featured and an exciting forward scored a hat-trick in a thrilling win for the Rangers B team.

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