Rangers teen watched by N. Ireland boss ahead of allegiance chance - report
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Rangers teen watched by N. Ireland boss ahead of allegiance chance - report

Rangers midfielder Charlie McCann has been watched by Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough, according to a report, ahead of a possible change of national allegiance for the Ibrox kid.

Baraclough and his number two Jimmh Nicholl were in attendance to see McCann in action for Rangers B against Broomhill on Friday night and the Daily Record report they want him to switch from representing the Republic of Ireland to turning out for Northern Ireland.

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Two of McCann’s Rangers teammates, Kyle McClelland and Ross McCausland, are Northern Irish youth internationals and the trip will have given Baraclough plenty to think about as the Gers impressed on their way to three points.

The 19-year-old made his first-team debut earlier this year in the Scottish Cup win over annan Athletic and has impressed in David McCallum’s B team since moving to Scotland from Manchester United over the summer.

McCann has represented England at under-16 level before switching allegiance to the Republic of Ireland, playing upto under-19s for the Irish but it appears he could now make a second change.

The midfielder was born in Coventry and started his career at the Sky Blues’ Academy before making the move to Old Trafford.

After four seasons at Manchester United, he left the Premier League giants over the summer to join Rangers, signing a three-year deal with the Gers.