Rangers fans react on Twitter to 22-year-old omission from Scotland squad
By Will Butcher
Rangers fans cannot understand Gordon Strachan’s decision to leave out Barrie McKay from his Scotland squad to face Canada and Slovenia this month.
McKay, 22, has been one of the first names on the Rangers team sheet this season as he continues to shine on the left flank of a three-man attack.
However, manager Gordon Strachan has overlooked the Rangers number 10, instead choosing James Forrest, Matt Phillips, Matt Ritchie and Robert Snodgrass as his options out wide.
The Scottish FA announced the side on their official Twitter account, with only one Rangers player making it into the 30-man squad – captain Lee Wallace.
SCOTLAND | The Scotland squad to face Canada and Slovenia has been announced. pic.twitter.com/mRiPWqEKZl
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) March 13, 2017
McKay has been in superb form for the 54-time Scottish champions this season, becoming renowned as somewhat of an assist-master by laying on 11 goals for his side.
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Rangers fans reacted with dismay at his omission from the national side on Twitter, with many claiming that it was time for Strachan to leave his post as Scotland boss.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Barrie McKay and Jamie Walker should surely be in that squad
— Gunny Hartman (@seathsmark) March 13, 2017
No Jamie Walker, Kenny McLean or Barrie McKay is an absolute joke https://t.co/gp7oxjgsiw
— Kyle Rutherford (@kylerutherford2) March 13, 2017
Barrie McKay not in the Scotland team,but John McGinn is.
Aye,nae bother Strap On.
— Smiffy (@Smiffy54AC) March 13, 2017
strange not having with that sort ability and pace in the squad.
john mcginn ffs
— ally gourlay (@AllyG321) March 13, 2017
No McKay in the Scotland squad? Wee man needs to step it up! pic.twitter.com/Sw9ScWSJBK
— WATPod (@watpod) March 13, 2017
— Bigangrydave (@Bigangrydave) March 13, 2017
No Mckay in the Scotland squad???
— Ross Smith (@Rosssmith1872) March 13, 2017
McKay was kept quiet during Sunday’s Old Firm derby against Celtic, as the arch enemies drew 1-1 at Celtic Park thanks to veteran defender Clint Hill’s late equaliser.
Scotland face Canada in a friendly on March 22, before going up against Slovenia four days later in Group F of the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase.