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Neil McCann makes Scott Brown claim about Rangers' Ryan Jack

Ryan Jack of Rangers FC celebrates victory  during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and FC Porto at Ibrox Stadium on November 07, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Is Ryan Jack of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers a replacement for Celtic's Scott Brown on the international front?

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Ryan Gauld of Hibernian gets away from Ryan Jack of Rangers

Neil McCann believes that Scotland may have finally found a replacement for Celtic captain Scott Brown in the form of Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack.

The Gers star made a rare international appearance in helping his country to a 2-1 win over Cyprus in Euro 2020 qualifying this afternoon.

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Jack, who joined Rangers in 2017, started ahead of the injured Scott McTominay and gave a good account himself, even though some Celtic supporters criticised him on Twitter after the game.

Scotland have been without a no-nonsense figure in the middle of the park since the Hoops skipper called it a day.

 

But McCann believes that the Rangers star can fill the void left by Brown long term, arguing that the 27-year-old has the same 'winning mentality'.

"I like the look of the team, and I’m really pleased Ryan Jack is in there – he’s got something I think we’ve missed since Scott Brown. A real winning mentality," he told BBC Radio Scotland.

Celtic supporters might argue that Jack isn't a patch on their highly-decorated captain and they may be right.

But the Rangers powerhouse is having an exceptional season under Steven Gerrard domestically and he is of a similar mould to the Bhoys star in terms of attitude.

Brown, who cost the Hoops £4.4 million back in 2007 [The Guardian], retired from Scotland for the second time in February of 2018, after previously returning to help his country in World Cup qualifying.

Ryan Jack of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

 

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