RANGERS are well represented in the Scotland under-17s squad which will attempt to qualify for the fourth Euro tournament at that age group in a row.

In a group with Montenegro, Serbia and Switzerland with the winner making it through to the finals, the young Dark Blues take on the Montenegrins in their first match at Cappielow this afternoon.

They then take on the Serbians at St Mirren Park on Sunday before rounding off the ‘elite group stage’ on Wednesday, again in Paisley.

Representing Rangers will be striker Zak Rudden and defenders Lewis Mayo and Jordan Houston.

Speaking to RangersTV.tv, Rudden explained: “It would be a great honour to get through and represent the country.

“It’s great to use the challenges we get here and take it back to Rangers.”

Full-back Houston added: “It’s going to be a challenge against tough opposition – but that’s what it’s all about playing ‘best v best’ so we will need to see where it will take us. It’s always an honour and a privilege to represent your country, and getting that chance, you just have to do as well as you possibly can.

“It’s brilliant to have been involved in the first team recently and I appreciate getting that chance.”

Meanwhile, central defender Mayo said: “We played Serbia and Switzerland before, and they are top sides. We have been lucky to do well against them in the past so hopefully that continues.

“You put a lot of hard work in with your club, and it’s nice that hard work is recognised when you come here.”

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