GRAEME MURTY hopes Rangers can start to aid Scotland’s international rehabilitation by producing players capable of turning out for their country.

National boss Steve Clarke has just one Ibrox representative - midfielder Ryan Jack - in his squad at present following the retirement of keeper Allan McGregor earlier this year.

But the Light Blues have a number of kids in the Under-21 and Under-19 ranks as the likes of Ross McCrorie, Stephen Kelly and Josh McPake look to rise through the levels.

And Under-20s boss Murty is pleased with the progress being made by Rangers’ top young talents at present.

Murty said: “We are very conscious about talking about we do and not looking outwith our environment, but our players need to be representing themselves at the highest level.

“If they are fortunate enough to get picked by Scotland, that is a massive honour and what they then need to do is consolidate and impress a new group of people and not just on the pitch.

“We know they are technically capable. It is about being humble, being hungry, improving the environment that they are dropped into.

“We are content with the education we give our players and they are humble, hard working and desperate to learn, and they are coachable.

“If you combine that with their talent, it is a good foundation for them moving forward. But that is all it is.

“If they are fortunate enough to go and play for Scotland, it is up to them to go and perform at that higher level. It was a big test, a big step up against Germany and all the lads stepped up to it.

“Beating Germany is not a small thing and I don’t think enough was made of it in the Press if I am perfectly honest. These guys needed a massive pat on the back.

“If we are going to be a nation that qualifies for big tournaments in the future, these guys need experience of doing that. If we can be a part of that, I think it would be a fantastic thing not just for us but for Scottish football.”