RHYS McCabe is staying focused on continuing his development after making his international bow with Scotland’s under-21 side.

The midfielder has made the breakthrough to the Rangers first team in recent months and his performances prompted Billy Stark to include him in his Scotland squad.

He was a second half substitute for a young Scots as they were defeated 4-1 by Italy at Easter Road and enjoyed his first 45 minutes in international football.

However the 19-year-old is keeping his feet on the ground and targeting a continued development with the Light Blues as he hopes to earn a regular place on the national stage.

He said: “I was grateful just to be part of the squad, but to get 45 minutes is a great experience and one that I really enjoyed.

“My goal is to keep doing well for Rangers and hopefully all of that leads to these chances with Scotland as well.

“These kinds of teams like Italy are well developed and they pass and move the ball very well so it’s hopefully something I can learn from.”

McCabe also admits that having familiar faces like Ross Perry alongside him also helped him on his debut.

He added: “Obviously Ross is in there and there are a few former Rangers boys as well like Danny Wilson and Dylan McGeouch.

“Coming in you’re always a bit nervous, but the boys were great and helped me settle in really quickly.”

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