Rangers stars shouldn't suffer due to international snobbery from coach
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Rangers stars shouldn't suffer due to international snobbery from coach

Rangers stars James Tavernier and Connor Goldson have shown this season that they are more than capable of challenging for honours and the Ibrox duo shouldn’t suffer as a result of England boss Gareth Southgate’s snobbery.

The Gers pair, like many before them, have suffered because of the perception of Scottish football in England but the success of the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Borna Barisic for their respective countries blow that out of the water.

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Ever since Paul Gascoigne plied his trade in Scotland for Rangers, English players have struggled to force their way into the national set up regardless of their form at club level and it makes no sense whatsoever.

Tavernier in particular has been outstanding for the Light Blues and, while he’s hardly likely to immediately become England’s first-choice right-back, he could definitely offer something different to the Three Lions.

The Gers star has scored and created more goals than anyone in the Premiership this season and been a constant shining light for the Light Blues this season.

Goldson has also come on a huge amount since arriving at Ibrox from Brighton a few years ago and has excelled in Europe as the Gers have impressed against the likes of Porto, Feyenoord, Galatasaray and Braga.

With Barisic a near-constant feature in the Croatia starting XI (the same Croatia who were in the last World Cup final) and Morelos regularly involved for Colombia, the idea that players in Scotland can’t even get a look in for England is laughable.

It likely won’t change any time soon but the Ibrox duo at least deserve to be under consideration for a place in the England set up.