New Scotland manager Steve Clarke has named his first international squad and there was no room for any Rangers players – including midfielder Ryan Jack.
Steve Clarke has named his Scotland squad to face Cyprus and Belgium next month.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) May 28, 2019
The 27-year-old has been a stand-out in Steven Gerrard’s team over the last 12 months, with many Ibrox fans feeling he is now a vital part of the starting XI.
Pundits such as Barry Ferguson had recently tipped him to play a big role in upcoming qualifiers for Scotland, but it appears Clarke disagrees with that kind of assessment.
Scotland play Belgium and Cyprus next month and the former Killie boss appears to have turned to players he knows and trusts to pick up good results in his first big tests as manager.
Jack has previously won six caps with his country but with strong competition like Callum McGregor and Stuart Armstrong available in midfield, he could have an uphill battle to convince his new international manager he is worthy of inclusion.
These fans weren’t happy with the news, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
How Ryan Jack doesn’t make that Scotland team genuinely baffles me ?
— Glen ?? (@FtblGlen) May 28, 2019
Can't say the international team holds much interest for me and Clarke's first squad doesn't change that. Sure, not many RFC candidates as it stands but Ryan Jack always strikes me as someone who'd do well in a Scotland team & hasn't really been a let down when called up before.
— Frankie (@GersnetOnline) May 28, 2019
No Oli McBurnie, no John Fleck, no Ryan Jack, no Liam Lindsay but there’s folk like Oliver’s Burke in that squad??♂️??♂️??♂️
— kyle lochhead (@kylelochhead) May 28, 2019
No Ryan Jack in the Scotland squad strange one. Just means our players get a lot more time off to rest tho ????
— Gary Mclatchie (@Garyjoyce07) May 28, 2019
How can Ryan jack no get in the Scotland team ??♂️
— BIGT ??️♂️?? (@LyellThomas) May 28, 2019
No Ryan Jack is ridiculous. Turnbull and Fleck should be in too for me https://t.co/LjBefFxEyk
— Pro Indy Gers (@proindygers) May 28, 2019
I understand why Middleton, Halliday and McCrorie aren’t in the ??????? squad…. but Ryan Jack?
Arguably Rangers most consistent performer this year, especially in big games.
— The Queen’s 11 (@55Rangers55) May 28, 2019
Enough’s enough.. Where’s Ryan Jack? https://t.co/sFWhBOxE8E
— Jason McArdle (@Jason13Mcardle) May 28, 2019