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Rangers player must use international break to fire his way into Murty starting XI

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Rangers striker Jason Cummings could pick up his second cap for Scotland on Friday when they face Costa Rica at Hampden and the Gers star can use the international break to blast his way into a regular starting place at Ibrox.

Cummings has been restricted to only two Scottish Premiership starts since his January move from Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan but it hasn’t stopped the 22-year-old from forcing his way into Alex McLeish’s Scotland plans.

With games against Costa Rica and Hungary, Cummings will be hoping to impress Alex McLeish and watching club boss Graeme Murty as he tries to either depose Alfredo Morelos in the Gers starting XI or force Murty into a tactical tweak to accommodate both.

The Scots will come up against some quality players during the international double-header like Real Madrid and Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas and Hungary’s reigning MLS Golden Boot winner Nemanja Nikolic of Chicago Fire and will provide a solid test for McLeish’s side.

With a huge Scottish Cup semi-final clash against Celtic coming up next month for the Gers, Cummings must use the international break to show Murty what he is capable of and forcing the Gers boss into a rethink.

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There’s little doubting the 22-year-old knows his way to goal but Cummings needs to show now that he can take games against better opposition and grab it by the scruff of the neck.

If he can do that, the former Hibs striker will surely force Murty into finding a way to get the best out of both Cummings and Morelos for the Light Blues.

In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty is being tipped to take charge of an English club after a major development on Wednesday.

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