Rangers legend Derek Johnstone has admitted that he’s “pleased” Ibrox star Ryan Jack as snubbed by new Scotland manager Steve Clarke.
Jack has been one of the Gers’ most consistent players over the last 12 months and was expected to be named in Clarke’s first squad but was inexplicably left out for the clashes with Belgium and Cyprus.
“I think Ryan Jack was worthy of a place in the Scotland squad given how well he has performed for Rangers this season,” Johnstone said, as quoted by the Evening Times.“But, being selfish and as a Rangers fan, I am pleased that he didn’t get the call up by Steve Clarke.
“So it will do him good to get a couple of extra weeks off and to relax for a bit before getting back into pre-season training with Rangers later this month.”
Jack made 46 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side last season as the midfielder returned to action from a long-term knee injury.
With Clarke deciding against picking Jack, the former Aberdeen captain should be in perfect condition for the new season.
The Gers head to Portugal later this month before facing Oxford United, Blackburn Rovers and Marseille at Ibrox in July.