Rangers new boy Jon McLaughlin has admitted that he hopes his move to Ibrox can help catch Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s attention and help him add to the two caps he has to his name.
McLaughlin seemed to fall out of the reckoning a little while with Sunderland but hopes joining the biggest club in the country can restore his reputation with the national team boss.
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The veteran admits it was “difficult” at Sunderland but thinks being at Rangers could see him get back into the Scotland side and potentially go to next summer’s European Championship.
“I hope that it certainly helps that situation,” said McLaughlin, speaking to Rangers TV.
“It has been slightly difficult with the league situation down in England and hopefully this can further my reputation and help in terms of how it is viewed by Steve Clarke and the Scotland setup.”
The 32-year-old will be looking to pus Allan McGregor for the number one jersey after Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick departed over the summer.
The former Hearts keeper arrives at Rangers with plenty of experience and should be more than capable between the sticks for Gerrard’s side.
With Scotland not having a clear number one, McLaughlin could well find himself thrust back into the international spotlight if he performs well for Rangers.