Rangers star Ryan Jack 'not happy' after confirmed news - 'I'm surprised they're letting him go', says pundit
Frank McAvennie has claimed Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack won’t be happy to be travelling with Scotland for their game against Turkey.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Celtic striker insisted Jack should be staying in Glasgow and focusing on his recovery.
The 30-year-old picked up a calf injury in the game against Liverpool last month and had been absent from five Premiership games and two Champions League games.
He returned to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side as a substitute against St Mirren on Saturday (12 November).
The midfielder was named in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for their upcoming friendly against Turkey on 16 November, despite his injury problems.
As quoted by FootballScotland (11 November), Van Bronckhorst said it will be “beneficial” for Jack to get minutes with the national team.
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But McAvennie feels that is the wrong decision.
“I am surprised they are letting him go,” he told Football Insider.
“I am really surprised he’s off because if I was the manager I would say no. He has been injured, he has not been playing for Rangers, why would they want him to go away with Scotland.
“They should let him rest and recover and be ready for the start. Ryan will not be happy if he goes and plays and then gets injured in a mediocre friendly.
“He [Clarke] will have spoken to the manager so he must be happy to let him go. I do not know why. Steve should speak to the physios and treatment rooms to see how much he can play.
“If it was me I would prefer to have a week off and come back and get rehab. That is what I would want him to do.“