Moving to Rangers will not help reported Gers target Graeme Shinnie’s chances with the Scottish National Team, at least according to Scotland coach James McFadden.

McFadden was speaking on the SPFL Matters show on Sky Sports Football (08/03/2019 at 6:20pm). He spoke about Shinnie’s importance to Aberdeen, his reliability as a player and where he stands in the Scotland set-up.

But any notion that moving to Rangers will help him in that regard was shot down by the Scotland legend.

Scottish forward James McFadden celebrates that goal in France. (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

“No, I don’t think so [moving to Rangers will help increase his Scotland chances],” said McFadden.

“He has been in the squads. He’s not there on token gesture. He is there on merit. At this minute in time, there are other midfielders ahead of him.

 

“We know what he can do. But I don’t think the fact that he moves to Rangers it will mean that he’ll play more for Scotland.”

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Graeme Shinnie has been routinely linked with Ibrox since January. These links were first reported on by The Bristol Post as Bristol City reportedly vied for the player’s signature.

Aberdeen captain Shinnie, 27, has five caps for the Scotland National Team. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The links were intensified when BT Sport journalist Darrell Currie claimed the Shinnie move could happen on his official Twitter account.

But Scotland coach McFadden has confirmed the move wouldn’t do his immediate Scotland prospects any favours.

Fans are split on any potential move for Shinnie, but I believe he would be a very useful addition to the Rangers squad.