Under-fire Rangers pair get Scotland nod despite fan grumbles
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Under-fire Rangers pair get Scotland nod despite fan grumbles

Rangers duo Ryan Jack and Jon McLaughlin have been called up to the Scotland national team squad for their upcoming triple header against Ukraine (H & A) and the Republic of Ireland (H).

There are also several former Rangers players involved, with Liam Kelly (Motherwell) joining Nathan Patterson (Everton) and Billy Gilmour (Brighton & Hove Albion). View the squad HERE.

The call up for the Rangers duo also comes amid major grumbles regarding their performances for the Light Blues this season.

Stumbling Rangers pair earn Scotland national team call-up

Jon McLaughlin was given the nod as number one this season but there have been more than a few nervous flashes as major doubts now surround the Scotland international’s suitability as the club’s main goalkeeper.

In the 2-0 defeat to Union Saint Gilloise the ex-Sunderland and Hearts goalkeeper certainly didn’t cover himself in glory whilst in the 4-0 defeat against Celtic, the stopper was at fault for every, single, one of the Parkhead side’s goals.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst stuck with the goalkeeper for the clash with Ajax – where he shipped another four goals – but injury is set to keep him out against Napoli.

If Allan McGregor, 40, can regain some of the form that made him a Rangers legend then there are doubts that Jon McLaughlin will come back into the side after whatever knock he picked up last week.

Ryan Jack is another Rangers player who has been extensively criticised by the club’s fans as he struggles to regain the form that made him a key starter a few seasons ago.

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Jack, 30, has seen his Rangers career massively interrupted by injury but his performances this season have plenty raising doubts regarding his career at Ibrox.

Now in the final year of his deal, Ryan Jack will undoubtedly have to improve to get back into the Rangers reckoning and perhaps minutes with the Scotland national team can help rebuild his stuttering career.

Meanwhile, one Ibrox star is set to come into the team against Napoli after yet another injury to an Ibrox first-teamer.