Rangers youngster Alex Lowry scored a last-minute equaliser for Scotland U19s in a 1-1 draw with Croatia in Karlovac on Tuesday.

When fit, Lowry has been a standout performer for the Rangers B team this season.

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Rangers youngster Alex Lowry swapped Dumbarton for Croatia this week and scored a late equaliser for Scotland U19s. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images)

The skilful attacking midfielder was one of four Gers Academy starlets called up for U19s duty for a three-match UEFA Championship Qualifying block, with goalkeeper Jay Hogarth, right-back Adam Devine and midfielder Cole McKinnon the others.

Scotland lost 3-2 to Armenia in their first fixture last Wednesday before defeating Gibraltar 3-0 on Saturday, with Lowry grabbing the opener in the latter match.

Elsewhere, Croatia hammered Gibraltar 7-0 and then easily downed Armenia 2-0, so Scotland’s third and final fixture looked to be the toughest of the lot.

Of the Rangers contingent, only Hogarth started the game and the visitors found themselves 1-0 down in the 29th minute, with Franjo Ivanovic scoring for the hosts.

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Scotland were given hope when Ivanovic was sent off on the stroke of the interval, though, and after coming off the bench, Lowry snatched a point with a dramatic equaliser in the final minute of normal time.

With Armenia narrowly defeating Gibraltar 1-0 in their final game, the point wasn’t enough to secure Scotland second spot in the four-team group, but it was still a relatively positive end to the trip for Billy Stark’s side and for Lowry in particular.

The teenager’s attention will now turn back to Rangers, with a B team Lowland League fixture against Broomhill set to take place at Dumbarton on Saturday afternoon.

In other news, Sky Sports have issued an intriguing update on Rangers’ hunt for a new manager.

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