Two Rangers players, Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie, are currently doing battle for the Scotland goalkeeping jersey along with David Marshall.

There haven’t been many Rangers representatives in the national team in recent seasons but there are three in the squad for the upcoming Nations League fixtures against Israel and the Czech Republic.

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack ahead on Scotland duty against Kazakhstan. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Ryan Jack impressed on international duty in late 2019 and is hoping to have done enough over the early part of the Premiership campaign to get the nod at Hampden on Friday night.

It’s Steve Clarke’s options between the sticks which really highlight the strength and depth at Ibrox, though.

Jon McLaughlin, who joined Rangers on a free in June and home-grown talent Robby McCrorie, who is currently on loan at Livingston, are two of the three goalkeepers competing for the number one jersey that was vacated by fellow Gers star Allan McGregor when he retired from international duty in March last year.

Derby County stopper David Marshall donned the gloves the last time Scotland played competitive fixtures, and he’s an option for Clarke once again over the weekend.

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However, McLaughlin must surely fancy his chances after an outstanding start to the season.

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McLaughlin in pre-season action for Rangers. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

He helped Rangers equal a 114-year clean sheet record with a shutout against Hamilton on Saturday, with the 32-year-old yet to concede a goal from five appearances for his new club.

Unsurprisingly, he has the best record of any keeper so far in the Premiership and was named in the latest SPFL Team of the Week [SPFL].

Given McLaughlin’s form and the fact that Marshall plays at a good standard in the English Championship, McCrorie’s chances of featuring in either of the two games are slim.

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Robby McCrorie is experienced at youth international level. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Yet, it’s an achievement in itself for the 22-year-old to earn a senior call-up and it’s a reward for all the hard work he’s put in whilst away on a series of loan spells.

McCrorie kept his first clean sheet of the season last weekend in Livingston’s 1-0 win over Ross County and this week is a chance for him to push the experienced campaigners around him and impress Steve Clarke at close quarters.

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