Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has been named in the Scotland squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and Belgium next month. The 27-year-old was surprisingly omitted from Steve Clarke’s first squad in June but he has been in superb form for his club this season.
Considering how well he has been playing for the Gers, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he was finally given a call-up, but supporters on Twitter believe the announcement was well overdue:
— Kings of Lyon (@kingsoflyon7) 27 August 2019
About time 💙
— #ndublet (@Samfefedukuprny) 27 August 2019
Well done Ryan Jack, well overdue, been superb so far this season 👏🏼 hopefully he won’t be booed by his own fans this time 🤷🏻♂️
— Scott Stoddart (@sd_stoddart) 27 August 2019
Well done!! What a difference in a player, to even get in that midfield never mind stand out says so much about your mentality and development as a person and a player. 👏🏻
— Paul Whiteside (@whiteside100188) 27 August 2019
Excellent, I have tickets for San Marino at Hampden in October, hope to see you there too. I'll see you Thusday night too.
— greg (@eviltedi) 27 August 2019
Do us proud Ryan. Hope to see many more Rangers players in future squads 👋👋
— Doug Mac (@ATCO31) 27 August 2019
A few fans think Jack should snub the call-up and stay focused on his role at Rangers:
Announce injury call off.
— Scotia80 (@Scotia80) 27 August 2019
Unlucky Ryan Jack, imaging aving to play for Scotland ):
— Ryan McGinty (@Ryan_McGinty_) 27 August 2019
if i were Jack i'd tell Clarke to bolt.
— Will Joe (@KickItsCntIn) 27 August 2019
Don’t want him anywhere that squad keep him fit for the Gers game
— scott fraser (@scottfraser16) 27 August 2019
It will be interesting to see whether Jack gets any game time in Scotland’s midfield. Clarke favoured Aston Villa’s John McGinn, Norwich’s Kenny McLean, Manchester United’s Scott McTominay and Celtic’s Callum McGregor during his first two games in charge.
Whether he will get the chance to impress in the upcoming qualifiers, we shall have to wait and see.