A total of six young Rangers players have been named in the Scotland U21 squad as the Ibrox side dominate the national team’s youth ranks.

The Rangers Academy has toiled at times over the last few decades but in recent seasons we’ve seen a few top talents come through at Ibrox with bright futures aplenty.

Rangers are the top represented side by some distance in the squad and alongside Inverness and Man City (both 2) are the only clubs to have provided more than one player for the international set up.

Gers midfielder Stephen Kelly – who enjoyed an impressive season on loan at Ross County – is the first name on the Scotland U21 list.


Goalkeeper Brian Kinnear – one of the now infamous Covid Five – is another who makes the grade for the Young Scots.

Central defender Lewis Mayo is another who makes the squad after the youngster had an impressive spell on loan at Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Championship this season.

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Josh McPake – fresh off the back of a renewed spell of confidence down south with Harrogate Town – will be hoping to get his career back on track after the call-up.

The final two players to make the squad are right-back Ben Williamson – who spent time on loan at Arbroath this season – and St Johnstone loanee Glenn Middleton.

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Glenn Middleton is one of six young Rangers players who make the Scotland U21s as Ibrox youngsters dominate the squad. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Rangers fans will be hoping the young Bears do their country proud and will take comfort in the club having a bright future with these guys in the ranks.

However, one of these youngsters is part of an ongoing “conversation” regarding his future and may well move on after impressing with a team of over-achievers this season.

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