Rangers target Harry Souttar showed his quality by scoring for Australia against Mexico having missed out on a move to Ibrox.

The first international break of the season always seems to come so quickly.

For Rangers fans, a chance to forget about recent results has probably come as a real blessing.

Defeats to PSV Eindhoven and Celtic have piled the pressure on Michael Beale and he needs results coming out of the international break.

There aren’t many Rangers players away with their countries at the moment and Beale may well have had one eye on a player who slipped through his hands…

Rangers missed out on Harry Souttar

Rangers fans have been a little baffled by the lack of defensive additions this summer.

Leon Balogun was the only centre back added, and he isn’t exactly a player to improve the Rangers starting XI.

There was a late rumour which caught the eye though with Leicester City defender Harry Souttar wanted at Ibrox.

The giant defender is out of favour under new Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca just months after joining for £15million.

The Daily Record noted on deadline day that Rangers wanted to offload Ben Davies on and bring in Souttar as a replacement.

Rangers didn’t get the offer needed from Stoke City though, meaning Davies stayed put and Souttar didn’t land his move to Glasgow.

Maybe his is one Rangers can revisit in January – and Souttar has given a reminder of his abilities.

SOCCER: SEP 09 Mexico vs Australia
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Souttar scores yet again for Australia

Whilst Rangers defender John Souttar represents Scotland, his brother Harry turns out for Australia.

Their mother is Australian, opening the door for Harry to ditch Scotland at youth level and switch to play for Australia.

Now a regular for the Socceroos, Souttar earned his 16th cap for Australia as they faced Mexico in the early hours of this morning.

Souttar made a big impact, heading Australia in front to remarkably score his sixth goal at international level.

Six goals in 16 games is a record many strikers would be happy with, never mind a centre back.

The game finished in a 2-2 draw but Souttar will be delighted to have at least enjoyed another goal having been frozen out with Leicester City.

It’s easy to imagine Souttar posing this kind of goal threat from James Tavernier’s set pieces, but much will depend on whether Rangers actually go back in during the January window or move on.

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