Rangers boss Warburton claims Barrie McKay should be a Scotland international

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has hailed winger Barrie McKay.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has told the Glasgow Evening Times that winger Barrie McKay should be in the Scotland squad.

The Gers, who sit eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, have seen a number of players impress this season, but few have come close to Barrie McKay in recent weeks.

McKay, 21, joined Rangers from Kilmarnock in 2011, and having spent the last two seasons on loan at Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers, few thought the winger had a long-term future at Ibrox.

However, his fortunes have changed markedly under manager Warburton, as he has gone from forgotten man to key player this season.

With six goals this season, McKay has been vital to Rangers' success, and looks to be in line for a new contract at Ibrox as a reward for his fine performances.

Now, manager Warburton has spoken to the Glasgow Evening Times about McKay, claiming he is the quickest player at the club, and his versatility makes him such an important player.

Warburton also added that he thinks McKay should be in the Scotland squad in the near future, despite him playing in the second tier - something which manager Gordon Strachan hasn't been keen to do during his reign so far.

"He is the quickest player at the club and technically comfortable with both feet," said Warburton. "He can drive inside and outside, play seven, eight, ten or 11 and has great ability. The fact he can play left, right or central is fantastic. He has the ability to drive forward and, when you play midfield, you have to be on it.

"He has two good feet, he can shoot, he can cross, he can take people on. He is brave and doesn’t shy away from a mistake, tracks back and is just turned 21. In answer to the question: ‘Is he Scotland quality?’ For me, absolutely," he added.

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