'Laughing stock' - Kris Boyd slams Rangers midfielder record
By John Reid
Former Rangers and current Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has questioned Scotland interim manager Malky Mackay’s decision to call-up Rangers’ Ryan Jack for Scotland’s game against the Netherlands on Thursday night.
Speaking to BBC Scotland, Boyd said “Jack’s had more red cards than good games for Rangers.”
Jack has been sent-off for Rangers three times this season, although two of these were later rescinded.
Boyd said that some of the uncapped players that have been called up are a “laughing stock”.
Boyd also criticised the call-up of multiple Aberdeen players for the squad, claiming that they were called up ‘to sell tickets’.
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Football Insider opinion: Kris Boyd has been far too harsh in his assessment of Ryan Jack in his time at Rangers so far. He might not be the most flashy of players, but he keeps the ball moving in midfield. There’s no real problem in his call-up for a friendly, as this game is relatively meaningless in the grand scheme of things. It’s likely to be caretaker boss Malky Mackay’s only game in charge of Scotland, and as a result he can experiment in picking the players that he wants. The next man in charge might not even rate the Rangers midfielder, so there’s no issue here. It looks like Boyd is trying to be controversial more than anything.
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