West Brom winger James McClean trolls Rangers regarding Fifa 16 omission

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The Republic of Ireland international is a Celtic fan, and took the chance to poke fun at the lack of an Old Firm game in this year's Fifa release.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James McClean has taken a pot shot on Twitter regarding the absence of Rangers from EA Sports game Fifa 16.

For the last couple of years the Gers have been involved in the "rest of the world" category, given that the game only has sides from the Scottish Premiership, but they are not involved this time round, and were unable to secure to return to the top flight last season.

And McClean, a boyhood Celtic fan, joked about the inability to play an Old Firm Derby on the game, having received his copy from EA Sports.

The Belfast-born Republic of Ireland international has certainly been outspoken in the past, but his comments about the Glasgow giants are a more light-hearted bit of banter in all honesty, even if they may rile Gers fans.

Luckily for Rangers, Mark Warburton's side certainly look on course to be involved in next year's edition of the game, as they lead the Scottish Championship having won every won of their seven league matches so far this year.

McClean burst onto the scene after joining Sunderland in 2011, having starred for Derry City in the Northern Irish leagues. He quickly made a name for himself under Martin O'Neill at the Stadium of Light, scoring five goals in 23 games in his first Premier League season.

However, things haven't been so easy for the winger since that first campaign in the North-East, and he moved to Wigan in 2013 only for the Latics to struggle in the Championship for a couple of seasons before relegation to the third tier in May.

The 26-year-old returned to the Premier League this summer when he moved to West Brom, and he has been involved in every Baggies match this season. 

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