Ex-Rangers winger Neil McCann has backed Ibrox forward Scott Wright to earn a Scotland call-up after his recent improvement with the Glasgow club.

Amid major injuries across the Rangers frontline the former Aberdeen winger, 24, has stepped up in the squad and put in a series of strong team performances.

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An impressive run in the first team – where Scott Wright started against both RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League – was topped off with the second goal in the 2-0 Scottish Cup Final win over Hearts.

After Ryan Jack had smashed Rangers in front in extra time just minutes later Scott Wright found himself with a clear run on goal.

The winger still had it all to do and showed immense composure to lash the ball low past Craig Gordon into the far corner and secure the trophy for the Ibrox side.

The first Scottish Cup win in 13 years, it ends a painful Hampden hoodoo and gives Giovanni van Bronckhorst something to build on after Europa League and Scottish Premiership disappointment this season.

Rangers winger Scott Wright tipped for Scotland call

Neil McCann has praised the impact of Scott Wright and believes he’s in with a shout of Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad when it’s announced on Monday.

The national side are set to face off against Ukraine in a World Cup Qualifier before potentially playing a Final against Wales and Nations League fixtures against Armenia (H), the Republic of Ireland (A) and Armenia again (A).

“I just feel that he’s maybe done enough (to get in the Scotland squad),” said Neil McCann [BBC Sportscene].

“He’s played at a level consistently well, I think he’s workrate is terrific and I think under Steve Clarke he needs a team full of guys who are disciplined and work as a team player.

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“I think that’s our strength as a Scotland national team right now.

“You need players who are prepared to do that tirelessly but still have an impact in the forward areas and Scott has certainly had that, so why not?”

Here’s our match report from the Scottish Cup victory over Hearts.

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