Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie is subject to a late call-up to the Scotland national team despite playing 0 minutes at Ibrox this season.

The 25-year-old stopper has been drafted in to replace Motherwell stopper Liam Kelly, who has pulled out of the double header with Cyprus (A) and England (H) this week.

Robby McCrorie will now compete with Southampton stopper Angus Gunn and Hearts counterpart Zander Clark for the number one jersey for Scotland.

It’s not the first time the Rangers stopper has been called up to the Scotland national team but Robby McCrorie is yet to receive a full cap for the country.

The stopper is also yet to play for Rangers this season despite making the number one jersey his own at Ibrox towards the end of last season.

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Robby McCrorie gets Scotland call

With Allan McGregor retiring, plenty felt Robby McCrorie might be the man primed to put his hands into the Ibrox legend’s gloves but the signing of Jack Butland has put the brakes on those hopes.

Rangers struck a pre-contract deal to sign Jack Butland from Crystal Palace in the summer and the ex-England goalie has been a revelations so far in Glasgow.

The ex-Man United loanee is a top goalkeeper and is justifiably keeping Robby McCrorie out of the Rangers side.

McCrorie – who is in the final year of his contract in Glasgow – was also heavily linked with an exit in the summer such was the stranglehold Butland immediately had on the position.

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But now the challenge is for Robby McCrorie to keep Jack Butland on his toes as he joins up with Ryan Jack and John Souttar with the Scotland national team.

The country has been on inspired form in the European Championship Qualifiers and can make it five wins from five against Cyprus this week.

Scotland are then set to face England in a commemorative friendly at Hampden and Robby McCrorie will be hoping to be involved in some capacity.

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