Rangers trio Jon McLaughlin, Ryan Jack and Robby McCrorie have earned a called up to the Scotland national team squad for the matches against Israel and the Czech Republic.
The move comes after all three players have displayed particularly strong starts to the season.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) August 25, 2020
Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has looked a remarkably assured signing between the sticks and is now absolutely providing direct competition to Ibrox number one Allan McGregor.
Ryan Jack has been an ever-present in the midfield for Rangers and the industrious midfielder remains one of the first names on Steven Gerrard’s team-sheet.
The 28-year-old will be hoping to cement himself in Steve Clarke’s first XI too.
Rangers kid Robby McCrorie has certainly impressed between the sticks at Livingston and with an ageing goalkeeping pool at national team level, his inclusion certainly appears to make sense.
McCrorie will now go head to head with McLaughlin for a starting berth but seeing as this is his first inclusion in the national team squad the keeper’s inclusion will be more about gaining experience.
It’s the first time in a long time Rangers have had so many players in the national team and comes after years of clashes with the national side’s support.
Whilst Rangers are far and away the most supported club within the Tartan Army, the club’s fans have clashed with the national side after reports of players being booed by the Tartan Army.
Despite this, many Rangers fans have reacted very positively to the news that Scotland’s premier club now have a greater contingent in the country’s national team:
Football players will always want to play for their Country , despite what some fans want
— SilverBear (@SilverB35036766) August 25, 2020
Congratulations guys immensely proud moment getting called up 🏴👏
— 🏴Tony Wilson🏴 (@BigT77_RFC) August 25, 2020
Hopefully the fans dont boo them
— Titch (@RickyShields81) August 25, 2020
Ryan Jack and Rangers loanee Robbie Mccroire and Jon McLaughlin have all earned themselves a spot in the Scotland squad well done to all 3 👏 pic.twitter.com/yFOpxuDxog
— GersReports (@GersReports) August 25, 2020
Robby McCrorie and Jon McLaughlin have been called up to the Scotland National Team! Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/AKkgJIMwPo
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) August 25, 2020
The Scotland national team matches are set to take part in the UEFA Nation’s League matches against Israel and the Czech Republic on Friday 4th and Monday 7th of September.