Barrie McKay shares Gordon Strachan's message after his Scotland debut

Barry McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for Rangers

The Glasgow Rangers star made his Scotland debut in the 3-0 loss to France.

Rangers' Barrie McKay (R) in action with Livingston's Jackson LongridgeRangers' Barrie McKay (R) in action with Livingston's Jackson Longridge

Glasgow Rangers star Barrie McKay has shared with the club’s official website the message that Gordon Strachan gave him following his Scotland debut.

The 21-year-old was handed a call up the Scotland squad at the end of last season after an impressive season at Ibrox.

Scotland manager Gordon StrachanScotland manager Gordon Strachan

It did not prove to be a happy international debut for him as he was a part of the side that were beaten comfortably by Euro 2016 hosts France. He was only handed limited time in that game and against Italy, admitting that he would have liked to see more action.

However, he says that Strachan's message afterwards was one that leaves him positive of adding to his current caps. 

“I would have liked a bit more time to show what I can do at that level and to test myself,” he told rangers.co.uk.

“He [Strachan] spoke to me when we were still at Mar Hall and said I had an excellent season and I was doing well in training and to keep up the good work and see where it takes me.”

Rangers' Barrie McKay is fouled by Alloa's Kyle McAusland in the area resulting in a penalty to RangersRangers' Barrie McKay is fouled by Alloa's Kyle McAusland in the area resulting in a penalty to Rangers

McKay will now be hoping to enjoy a similarly impressive campaign next season as Rangers make their return to the Scottish Premiership.

They are expected to immediately challenge Celtic for the title and their signings so far this summer suggest that they have every intention of doing so.

If that is to happen they will need those signings, as well as the existing squad, playing at the top of their game and McKay will be keen to play his part once again.

Barry McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for RangersBarrie McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for Rangers

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