Rangers' Charlie McCann named in Northern Ireland senior squad
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Rangers' Charlie McCann could win first Northern Ireland cap after call-up

Rangers midfielder Charlie McCann has been handed a place in Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures.

McCann only recently switched allegiance from the Republic of Ireland and he’s been rewarded for his impressive form for Rangers with a place alongside Steven Davis in the squad.

Northern Ireland begin their Nations League campaign with a home game against Greece on June 2 before they head to Cyprus on June 5 followed by another away game, against Kosovo on 9 June.

They round off a hectic international fixture list by returning to Belfast to face the Cypriots on June 12 and McCann will be hoping to return to Glasgow a fully-fledged international.

McCann made his first-team debut for Rangers earlier this season and has impressed in the Light Blues B team as they finished second in the Lowland League behind runaway winners Bonnyrigg Rose.

Glentoran striker Conor McMenamin, Manchester City defender/midfielder Shea Charles and Huddersfield Town defender Brodie Spencer also join McCann as new faces in the squad as Baraclough looks to freshen up his group.

The Coventry-born midfielder represented England up to under-16 level before changing his allegiance to the Republic of Ireland.

McCann likely to be pushing for regular Rangers first-team place next season

Having left Manchester United last summer in search of first-team football, McCann will likely be heavily involved with Gio van Bronckhorst’s squad over the summer.

Alongside Alex Lowry, the midfielder has shown that the Light Blues have some really exciting young talent coming through.

A full international debut would be a fantastic way for McCann to end the campaign after making his first-team debut for Rangers.

In other news, Former Rangers midfielder appointed Airdrie manager at age 29

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