Five Rangers players called up for key Scotland U21 clash vs Denmark
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Five Rangers players called up for key Scotland U21 clash vs Denmark

Five Rangers players have been called up to the Scotland squad for an upcoming UEFA U21 European Championship qualifier against Denmark [].

Lewis Mayo, Stephen Kelly, Ben Williamson, Glenn Middleton and Kai Kennedy are the Gers who got the nod.

Stephen Kelly is one of five Rangers players to receive a Scotland U21 call-up for the Denmark fixture. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Only Kelly is currently part of the first-team squad at Ibrox, with Mayo, Williamson, Middleton and Kennedy out on loan at Partick Thistle, Livingston, St Johnstone and Dunfermline Athletic, respectively.

There’s also room in the squad for two former Rangers youngsters, Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude.

Both players left the club during the summer, with goalkeeper Kinnear subsequently signing for West Ham and attacker Mebude joining Watford, although he’s since been sent out on loan to AFC Wimbledon.

The fixture they’ve all been called up for is Scotland’s second qualifying match as they bid to reach the U21 European Championships in Romania and Georgia in 2023.

Scot Gemmill’s side drew their first Group I game 1-1 with Turkey in Bursa earlier this month, with Middleton scoring the visitor’s goal.

Middleton has been a regular for Scotland at U21 level for some time. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Although this clash against the Danes was originally supposed to also be an away match, it has been switched to Tynecastle following a request from the Danish FA and will be played on Thursday 7 October.

The young Gers involved will be hoping to impress and steeer their side to a crucial three points in the group, which is completed by Belgium and Kazakhstan.

In other news, Rangers’ U18s secured a much-needed win over a rival club on Tuesday night, with multiple talented youngsters delivering in front of goal.

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