Rangers player dropped for international clash, possibly replaced by former Ibrox star
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Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack dropped by Scotland, replaced by former Ibrox star

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has been dropped by Scotland manager Steve Clarke for tonight’s Nations League fixture against the Czech Republic [Scotland National Team Twitter].

Jack played the full 90 minutes of Friday’s 1-1 draw with Israel at Hampden Park but Clarke hinted at possible changes ahead of this game and the Ger has dropped to the bench in Olomouc.

Rangers star Ryan Jack has been omitted by Scotland boss Steve Clarke. (Photo by Oliver Hardt – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The 28-year-old looks to have been replaced in midfield by former Ibrox star John Fleck, who excelled in the Premier League for Sheffield United last season.


Fleck came up through the ranks at Ibrox and made close to 50 appearances for the first team before heading south of the border in 2012.

After consistent performances in the lower levels of the EFL, he earned a move to Bramall Lane and was an integral part of the Blades XI during their rise to the top flight.

John Fleck celebrates netting against Manchester United last season. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

That’s far from the only change in midfield, though, with Aston Villa’s John McGinn and Callum McGregor of Celtic both also dropping out of the side.

This selection call is a blow for Jack, who may have believed he was beginning to cement his place in the Scotland lineup, courtesy of some strong performances prior to the global health crisis.

Yet, he didn’t manage to stand out in the drab draw with Israel and now joins fellow Gers, Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie, on the bench.

Derby County’s David Marshall starts between the sticks once again and McLaughlin can count himself a little unlucky to miss out following five consecutive clean sheets at club level.

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