Rangers’ captain Lee Wallace and star winger Barrie McKay have been called up to Gordon Strachan’s Scotland camp for the upcoming friendlies this summer, it has been announced today.
The meetings with Italy and France are set to be preparation for 2018 world cup qualifying, and the Championship’s Player of the Year and Rangers’ own Young Player of the Year have earned a return and debut respectively to and with the senior national team.
The issue of Rangers players in the national regime has been one of much contention over the past few years, with controversy over whether or not they were or should be included, but after this season’s exemplary performances by both players, national manager manager Strachan has caved to pressure to be rational and included them in the next pair of fixtures for his side.
It will come as a welcome relief to many to see Rangers actively part of the NT again, but likely a chip will form on the shoulder of many others, determined that Rangers should not feature at that level.
But the truth is a Scotland without Rangers is not a proper Scotland at all.