Andy Halliday says Rangers duo McKay and Wallace are great choices for Scotland

The Rangers duo have been called up to the Scotland squad by Gordon Strachan.

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has told the Daily Record that duo Barry McKay and Lee Wallace are great choices for Scotland.

The Rangers duo have been a key part of the Gers' success this season, as they have won the Scottish Championship and the Petrofac Cup.

They have also played a part in Rangers' run to the Scottish Cup final, where they will take on Hibernian to try to make it a treble success this year.

That success with the Gers has not gone unnoticed either, with Gordon Strachan naming both in his latest Scotland squad to take on France and Italy in friendlies before Euro 2016.

Given Rangers' form under Mark Warburton, it was surprising not to see more Ibrox stars in the squad, but Halliday insists the two that have made it in are great choices for the international side.

“What I will say is that I was surprised no Rangers boy made the last squad,” he told the Daily Record.

“The Celtic game was a big occasion, though, and Barrie [McKay] and Lee [Wallace] are great choices because they’ve had fantastic seasons.”

Halliday will now be hoping he can do enough to convince Strachan he is worthy of a Scotland place in future.

To do so, he will need to build on this impressive season for Rangers, and helping them challenge Celtic for the title next season would put him firmly in the Scotland’s boss's sights.

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