Rangers star Ryan Jack was the Scotland team’s Man of the Match as the nation fell at the final hurdle in their attempts to top League B Group 2 of the UEFA Nations League.

It was through the same competition which Scotland managed to qualify for Euro 2020, via a penalty kicks playoff victory over Serbia last week.

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Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has now hit double figures with Scotland after making his 10th appearance against Israel. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

But the celebrations of that match appear to have taken their toll as Scotland lost their second match in a row, going down 1-0 to Israel just days after being beaten by 1-0 by Slovakia.

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Rangers star Jack was a rare bright spark, but this is the first time he has been involved in a Scotland side managed by Steve Clarke which has been beaten.

Now one of the first names on the team sheet, Jack is a technically astute midfielder who uses the ball well but can bite into challenges and is tactically disciplined.

Alongside Celtic star Calum McGregor the duo is forming a formidable partnership in the middle of the Scottish midfield, but it was Jack who earned the plaudits for his display in Netanya.

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The Scotland Man of the Match performance also comes after the midfielder lauded Tartan Army boss Steve Clarke for giving him a chance [Glasgow Times].

Jack explained that he didn’t feel part of the Scotland reckoning until the new Hampden gaffer took up the reins.

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