'It’s not about Rangers' - Ryan Jack makes admission ahead of Scotland clash
By James Black
Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has admitted he has no concerns over his return to Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium to play for Scotland – four months after ditching the Dons for Ibrox.
Scotland face The Netherlands on Thursday night at the home of Aberdeen with Jack looking likely to win his first senior cap on his old stomping ground.
Aberdeen fans have perceived the Ibrox giants as their rivals for a number of years and Jack is expected to get a tough time from the locals.
A number of figures within the Scotland squad have pleaded with fans to take it easy on the former Aberdeen captain but Jack himself isn’t too fussed about the reception he receives and is fully focused on doing his job for his country.
“No, not at all,” Jack said when asked if he was concerned about how he’d be welcomed, as quoted by the Press and Journal website.
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He added: “It’s not about me and it’s not about Rangers and Aberdeen.
“It’s about Scotland and about the team.
“I am just focusing on giving it my best shot if I get called upon to play.”
Jack has become an integral player for the Gers after completing his move in June.
The midfielder has been a mainstay in the starting XI making 15 appearances for the Ibrox giants.
The 25-year-old’s short spell at Ibrox hasn’t been without controversy after the midfielder picked up three red cards – two of which were later rescinded by the Scottish FA – in three months.
Despite playing in midfielder for Rangers, Jack is expected to start at right-back for Malky Mackay’s Scotland side against Holland on Thursday night.
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