Rangers youngster suggests Celtic game has earned him international recognition

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Ibrox winger Barrie McKay scored for Rangers against Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup last month.

Rangers winger Barrie McKay has told the club’s official website that his performance against Celtic earned him a call-up to the Scotland national team.

The 21-year-old, who has been one of the best players in the Scottish Championship this season, has been called up by Scotland national team coach Gordon Strachan for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and France.

The youngster is now in line to earn his first senior cap for his country, having featured in the youth teams until now.

McKay believes that his performance for Rangers against Old Firm rivals Celtic in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup last month has earned him international recognition.

The young winger scored a goal for the Gers, as Mark Warburton’s side got the better of Ronny Deila’s team on penalties at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

“This is a big moment in my career and if you looked back a year you wouldn’t have thought this would be happening to me, I was out on loan and it shows what a difference a year can make,” McKay told Rangers’ official website about his Scotland call-up.

“I thought there was always a chance I could get in after the Celtic game, I went out and performed at a higher level and it was always going to give me a chance,” added the youngster.

McKay is one of the best young players in Scotland, and he deserves the call-up to the Scotland squad.

It will be interesting to see how the talented younger fares in the Scottish Premiership next season.

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