It’s not everyday Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack will be asked about a high profile spat involving two players on England international duty.

But given the Ibrox star is on Scotland duty over the next fortnight and plays for one half of the most ferocious derby in football, it’s worth asking him about the relationship of Old Firm players with the national side.

Whilst a clash between Man City’s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is said to have boiled over in the England camp during the week – with Sterling no longer available for selection in their match against Montenegro – Jack says Old Firm allegiances are left at the Scotland door.

Raheem Sterling – who moved to Man City in a reported £49m from Liverpool – clashed with Anfield counterpart Joe Gomez on England duty. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“We turn up here, we are a team, we are together,” said Jack [BBC Scotland].

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“It has to be [left at the door].

“There is no doubt that we all fight and battle on the pitch and we all want to win every game, but when we turn up, we are team-mates and we train hard together and we play for each other.

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“You play against players every week that you join up with on international duty.

“We all want the same goal, which is to win these two games and hopefully get Scotland to a major tournament.”

Jack’s commitment to success with Scotland is clear and the midfielder deserves every credit for forcing his way into Steve Clarke’s plans.

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack says rivalries won’t boil over in the Scotland camp as they did for England. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

The former Aberdeen midfielder has been on exceptional form at Ibrox and – despite a mixed reaction from the Rangers support – is determined to make a success of it with Scotland.

And as long as there’s no love lost between Jack and his Old Firm rivals once Scotland duty is done, then there can’t really be any complaints.

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