Rangers starlets dominate youth international squad for qualifiers
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Rangers starlets dominate youth international squad for qualifiers

Rangers starlets dominate the Scotland squad selected by Scot Gemmill for UEFA U21 European Championship Qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Belgium in mid-November.

No other club has more than two representatives in the 23-man group but five Gers players were included.

Kai Kennedy is one of five Rangers starlets to make the Scotland U21 squad. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ben Williamson is one of those named.

It’s a big boost for the 20-year-old midfielder as he’s facing a suspension at club level after being sent off for loan side Livingston in the Premiership against Dundee United on Wednesday night.

Three of the other four Light Blues representatives are also out on loan.

Kai Kennedy (Dunfermline Athletic), Lewis Mayo (Partick Thistle) and Glenn Middleton (St Johnstone) have all made the cut, with current first-team squad member Stephen Kelly also named.

Kelly has only made two first-team appearances this season after spending the 2020/21 campaign building up Premiership experience at Ross County, but he dropped down to the B team and played the full 90 minutes of their SPFL Trust Trophy third-round victory over Alloa Athletic on Wednesday night.

Former Rangers youth players Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude have also been named in the squad.

Goalkeeper Kinnear is currently at West Ham, while lively forward Mebude is on loan at AFC Wimbledon from Watford.

Scotland drew away at Turkey in September and lost at home to Denmark earlier this month, so they’ll be eyeing two wins in these fixtures.

Both will be played at Tannadice and tickets are now on sale.

Adult tickets are priced at £8, while it’s just £3 for concessions.

Earlier this week, at a different age-group level, an exciting Rangers youngster scored a match-winning brace for Scotland.