Five Rangers talents in Scotland U21 squad; Alex Lowry gets maiden call-up
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Alex Lowry one of five young Rangers stars in Scotland under-21 squad

Rangers stars Alex Lowry, Leon King, Stephen Kelly, Lewis Mayo and Glenn Middleton have been named in Scot Gemmill’s Scotland under-21 squad for the away double-header against Belgium and Denmark.

Lowry and King have been named in the squad for the first time, joining Archie Meekison, Josh Mulligan and Harrison Sharp as new faces in the group.

The Scots face Belgium, who are unbeaten in qualifying so far, in Sint-Truden on June 5 before travelling to Vejle Stadion, in Vejle, to take on Denmark on June 10.

Kelly, Middleton and Mayo have regularly been involved with the under-21s as they looked to secure qualification for next year’s European Championship finals – Middleton now the most capped player in the squad.

Gemmill’s side currently sit fourth in their group, two points off third-placed Turkey and out of contention to qualify.

Alex Lowry and Leon King deserve call up after impressive Rangers form

While Mayo, Middleton and Kelly have been out on loan, Lowry and King have been pushing for places in the first-team at Rangers.

Both were on the bench last night as Rangers slipped to a penalty shootout defeat in the Europa League final, earning it with their recent performances.

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It won’t be a surprise if both find their time with the under-21s a relatively short one and end up fast-tracked into the senior squad over the next 12 months.

Lowry, in particular, has shown that he’s capable of challenging for regular starts at Rangers after the summer and if he can cement a place in Gio van Bronckhorst’s side, there will be plenty of calls for Steve Clarke to call him up.

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