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Rangers can scout potential Borna Barisic upgrade Graeme Shinnie in Scotland action after Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney drop out

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Rangers can scout potential Borna Barisic upgrade Graeme Shinnie in Scotland action after Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney drop out

Graeme Shinnie is a reported target for Rangers.

Scotland manager Alex McLeish will be scratching his head after his two top class left-backs withdrew from the squad to face Kazakhstan.

Captain and Liverpool star Andrew Robertson is out because of a dental operation, while Celtic ace Kieran Tierney has a hip injury.

But this could pave the way for Aberdeen skipper Graeme Shinnie to fill in at left-back and show Rangers why he should be a target.

 

The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has unsurprisingly been linked with a pre-contract move to Rangers (Daily Record).

Steven Gerrard wants the versatile star on a bargain deal and Shinnie has the opportunity to show just what he can do.

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Originally in the squad to play in midfield, Shinnie could be McLeish’s starting left-back and this is an area where Rangers could strengthen.

Borna Barisic has had a hit-and-miss season with injuries and a loss of form, while Andy Halliday has also filled in at left-back.

There is a vacancy in this position and if Shinnie can impress during international duty, he could earn himself a move to Rangers.

Robertson and Tierney have made it very hard for any Scottish left-backs to impress for the national side so this is an opportunity Shinnie cannot waste.

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