The likes of Jason Cummings, Jamie Murphy and Russell Martin were all included in the 27-man squad for the upcoming friendlies, and the Rangers manager believes their recognition is a clear indicator that things are moving in the right direction at Ibrox.
Martin, who is one cap away from his 30th for Scotland, has been a regular in the national team set up for some time, however, call ups for Cummings and Murphy are massive compliments to the form and determination of the two loan forwards.
Cummings, 22, has one cap to his name so far, whilst Murphy, 28, who has been called up to a senior squad once before, is yet to actually earn his debut for the country, despite playing high level football in England for a number of years prior to joining Rangers.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Murty said: "I am particularly pleased for Jamie and Jason, Russell is obviously a senior player who has been there before but those two guys since they came to the football club have really bought in and embraced what we are trying to do.
"We need to make sure we continue to move forward and don’t get content. Why stop at three players in the squad? We have got other players who should be pushing on and trying and striving to get into that squad – that is their challenge."
Murty's ambition will be music to the ears of all Rangers fans, who will be hoping the likes of Greg Docherty, who was called up to the under-21s, can also make it into McLeish's plans in the near future.
One thing is for sure, and that is that something is going right at Rangers, if Murphy has launched himself into the Scotland set up from his Ibrox form, having missed out year on year whilst playing in the England Football League.