After a lengthy absence, Ryan Jack is back in the Scotland squad. The Rangers midfielder has been named in Steve Clarke’s squad to face Russia and Belgium in the Euro 2020 qualifying matches.
Jack has not played for Scotland since July 2018. That game was against Belgium and he played 37 minutes. His only other outing was against the Netherlands in September 2017. He played at right-back and was booed by some sections of the group after his move from Aberdeen to Rangers.
But the 27-year-old’s exceptional form over the past season has earned him a recall. Clarke is the new manager of Scotland and Jack has been included in his second squad. Injury prevented him from being named in the last squad.
Jack hoping for regular Scotland role
Jack is a mainstay in Steven Gerrard’s midfield. Operating alongside the likes of Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara, Ryan keeps things ticking over for the Gers. He has continued to catch the eye this season and has earned his call-up.
Here are some tweets from Rangers fans, who seemed split over whether they were proud of Jack or disappointed that he might get booed again.
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) August 27, 2019
Pull him out, they don’t deserve him.
— EBT4ME (@glennbutler1) August 27, 2019
I’m sure the Belgian & Russian FAs will be shaking in their boots looking at that lot. Hopefully Jacko puts in another stellar performance and then makes that MF spot his own.
— Lennox Richardson (@lennyrfc) August 27, 2019
Do us proud Ryan. Hope to see many more Rangers players in future squads 👋👋
— Doug Mac (@ATCO31) August 27, 2019
I wonder how Ryan Jack feels about Rangers fans not wanting him to play for his country … shouldn’t it be an honour to be chosen to stand proud for your country, considering Rangers are a Scottish team, some fans are very disrespectful about Scotland.
— Leigh Ann Wylie (@LeighAnnWylie) August 27, 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) August 27, 2019