Rangers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin was overlooked again by Steve Clarke as Scotland lost 1-0 to Israel in Netanya on Wednesday night.
Manor Solomon’s goal on the stroke of half-time secured the three points for Israel and ensured the visitors missed out on Nations League promotion.
Ryan Jack played the full 90 minutes in midfield in his second outing of the triple-header, but his Ibrox teammate, Jon McLaughlin, was forced to watch on from the bench once again.
The Gers summer signing has travelled thousands of miles this week for fixtures in Serbia, Slovakia and Israel, but he’s the only one of the three keepers not to play a minute.
Derby County’s David Marshall starred in the Euro 2020 playoff final shootout win in Belgrade and came back into the side in Netanya after Craig Gordon had played in Sunday’s defeat in Trnava.
These were important fixtures and Clarke isn’t obliged to make wholesale changes just so that every squad member gets playing time. McLaughlin is also competing with two experienced and quality keepers.
However, after being overlooked for all three of Scotland’s games in October, too, McLaughlin will surely be disappointed at his lack of reward for what had been an outstanding start to the season at club level.
The 33-year-old has only conceded twice in nine Gers appearances, after beginning with a run of six consecutive clean sheets.
Allan McGregor has since returned to the side, though, meaning the former Sunderland and Hearts star is currently playing a waiting game at both club and international level.