PL attacker delivers verdict on Rangers star in international performance
By James Black
Bournemouth attacker Ryan Fraser believes Rangers star Ryan Jack’s international performance for Scotland silenced the fans who booed him on his international debut.
Jack started at right-back for Scotland in Thursday’s 1-0 defeat by the Netherlands with a portion of the Scotland support booing the 25-year-old’s early touches of the ball.
The Rangers ace put in an impressive performance up against Memphis Depay on the right-side of Scotland’s back-four and may have forced his way into contention for the upcoming qualifying campaign.
Premier League player Fraser admits that he expected the former Aberdeen captain to get booed on his first game back at Pittodrie since leaving the Dons but believes Jack’s performances quickly silenced them.
“You knew he was going to get booed a little bit and they were booing a bit,” Fraser said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
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“But, because he was having such a good game, I don’t think the fans could boo him anymore.
“I thought he did very well and rose above it.
“Where’s he from in Aberdeen as well, it’s not exactly the nicest of places.
“He’s grown up in a bad part, so I’m sure he’s had a lot worse said to him!”
Fraser came off the bench in the second-half of the 1-0 defeat to pick up his second cap for Scotland.
Jack has been a mainstay in the Rangers starting XI this season after making fifteen appearances for the Light Blues.
The midfielder has been at the centre of controversy early in his Ibrox career after picking three red cards in a matter of months before two were later overturned by the Scottish FA.
Jack will almost certainly be involved when Rangers return to action after the international break and take on Hamilton on November 18th.
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