Rangers winger Jake Hastie will have every right to feel aggrieved after being snubbed by Scotland under-21 boss Scot Gemmill despite his blistering start to life on-loan with Rotherham.

Gemmill named his squad for the upcoming Euro qualifiers with Lithuania and Czech Republic but couldn’t find room for Hastie to add to the legion of Rangers players already in the squad.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Jake Hastie of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The 20-year-old scored in each of his first three games for the Millers after his temporary switch from Ibrox and has won rave reviews already during his time in England.

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With the likes of Glenn Middleton and Celtic’s Mikey Johnston in the squad, there is plenty of competition for places in the wide positions but there’s little doubt Hastie’s form deserved a look from Gemmill.

Jake Hastie of Rotherham United battles with Sunderland's Conor McLaughlin during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Sunderland and Rotherham United at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland on Tuesday 17th September 2019.

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After winning their opening two qualifiers, the Scotland u21 boss may have wanted to stick with a more familiar squad but if Hastie can keep up his early form then he’ll force Gemmill’s hand.

 

The Gers winger will be hoping to impress Rangers boss Steven Gerrard first and foremost during his spell with Rotherham but if he can catch Gemmill’s eye and force his way into the Scotland under-21 squad then he will be doing something right.

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