Rangers youngster Leon King captained Scotland U17s on Friday afternoon, as his stock continues to rise.

It’s an impressive feat from King, especially given that he’s only recently turned 16.

He’s highly-rated at Ibrox and elsewhere, with Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City among teams credited with an interest in his signature in recent times [Daily Record].

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Rangers are keen to keep hold of him, though, and they stepped up their charm offensive recently, by involving him as 19th man for the Scottish Cup Fourth Round clash against Stranraer at Ibrox.

The young Scots were taking on Hungary in a friendly fixture at the Pinatar Arena in Spain, and King wasn’t the only Ger involved.

Adam Devine slotted into the starting back four, while Jay Hogarth took up a spot on the bench as back-up goalkeeper.

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Things didn’t go quite to plan in the first half, with the opposition taking the lead in the 17th minute, ensuring there’d be no clean sheet to take away from this one.

However, the captain and the coaching staff managed to rally the troops at the interval and an early second-half strike from Reagan Thompson was enough to secure a point.

The games are coming thick and fast for the players during this brief trip away, and the U17s are next in action against Sweden on Monday, when King will be hoping to lead the side to a victory.

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