Jack has been a near-constant fixture in the starting XI at Ibrox and has impressed fans with both the level of his performances for the Gers and his consistency in the middle of the park.
Ferguson admits he’ll be “absolutely amazed” if Jack doesn’t make Clarke’s squad for next month’s European Championship qualifiers with Belgium and Cyprus – insisting the midfielder has been on the brink of the national team for years.
“Ryan Jack has been a Scotland player in waiting for the last six years,” Ferguson told the Daily Record.
“But it’s the way he’s been playing over the last six weeks that makes me believe he’s finally about to come of age at international level.
“Put it this way, I’ll be absolutely amazed if the Rangers man is not selected to be part of Steve Clarke’s plans next week when the new manager announces his first squad for the qualifiers against Cyprus and Belgium.
“Clarke looks like a very shrewd appointment – a guy with a real eye for a player – and I’m sure he will also have noted a massive improvement in Jack’s game over the final part of the season.
“He has taken his game to the next level ever since he’s been playing alongside Steve Davis and Glen Kamara.”
Jack’s first cap came in the friendly defeat by Holland at Pittodrie in 2017 and his second – and last so far – in the 4-0 thrashing by Belgium last July.
The 27-year-old made 46 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side over the course of the season, scoring four times and contributing six assists as the Gers secured second in the Scottish Premiership.
If he doesn’t get the nod this time to join the national team then there’s something seriously wrong.
Jack has been one of the most consistent performers in the country over the last 12 months and fits the bill for the type of player Scotland have needed in the side for a long time.
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