By Mike Slater

16th Mar, 2023 | 12:40pm

Malik Tillman snubbed on international duty after Rangers injury issues

By Richard Bond.

Rangers playmaker Malik Tillman has been snubbed by Anthony Hudson for his first United States of America squad in the upcoming international break, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported in its print edition [16 March, pg. 82] that injury issues are the main cause behind it, with other omissions from the Scottish Premier League too.

The 20-year-old German-born Bayern Munich loanee’s omission comes off the back of fitness issues after missing the Ibrox club’s last three matches through a hamstring injury.

Tillman, a regular under both manager Michael Beale and former manager Giovanni Van Bronkhorst has been in fine form for the Gers this season with seven goals and four assists to his name since arriving in Scotland in the summer.

Despite the youngster’s excellent displays for the Glasgow club, a spate of recent niggling injuries has affected Tillman’s game time including missing the recent 2-1 Viaplay Cup final defeat to rivals Celtic.

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Tillman’s latest omission from the latest USA squad will be a tough one for the midfielder who has been a key figure domestically in Beale’s championship-chasing side.

Having missed out on USA’s former manager Greg Berhalter’s selection for the winter World Cup in Qatar there was a feeling that Tilman would force his way into Hudson’s thinking with the loss of injured Leeds midfielder Tyler Adams.

The USA, who reached the last-16 of the 2022 competition, have instead opted for the youthful home-based pairing of Johnny Cardoso and Alan Soñora as alternate options.

Coupled with Cameron Carter-Vickers’ snub, questions once again will likely be asked over whether this is due to the perceived quality of football in the Scottish Premier League.

With the likes of Antonio Colak also missing out on the Croatia squad, there are starting to be questions asked about the quality of the Scottish leagues, with players not getting recognised for their efforts it seems.

Hopefully, that changes soon.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist has shared his “penny-pinching” verdict on a player reportedly agreeing to quit Ibrox.