By Peter Lynch

15th Nov, 2023 | 12:10pm

Rangers: ‘Very talented’ Ross McCausland set for triple boost after stunning 48 hours

Rangers certainly have plenty of exciting youngsters on their books, some of which are at Ibrox and some of which are out on loan.

One player in the former category is young winger Ross McCausland, who really is shining under new manager Philippe Clement.

The 20-year-old was overlooked by former manager Michael Beale, who instead relied on his many summer signings to do the job at Ibrox.

It didn’t work out that way for the boss, with many of the new arrivals letting him down, leaving the powers that be with no choice but to remove him from his post.

Clement has now come in and the club haven’t looked back, with the manager enjoying a superb start to life in Glasgow.

His latest success came against Livingston on Sunday (12 November), a match in which youngster McCausland was handed his first Rangers start after several impressive cameos from the bench.

Just 48 hours after the 2-0 victory, in which the attacker scored a fine goal that was unfortunately but rightly ruled out by VAR, McCausland was handed another boost early in his exciting career.

That came in the form of a first call-up to the senior Northern Ireland squad, as per the official Irish FA website (14 November), with manager Michael O’Neill labelling the player as “very talented” [official Northern Ireland Twitter account, 14 November].

It really has been a rapid rise for the youngster, but perhaps it can get even better for McCausland, who may just be handed a first cap for his country this month, whether it be from the start or from the bench.

That third potential boost comes amid the injuries to O’Neill’s side ahead of their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Finland and Denmark.

McCausland has already replaced fellow winger Paul Smyth due to the latter’s injury, with another winger – Portsmouth’s Paddy Lane – a doubt for the two matches, as per BBC Sport (14 November).

In other Rangers news, one Gers star has sent a message to McCausland after what he did in the 2-0 win against Livingston.