RANGERS REVIEW 🔵 O’Neill praises McCausland as Northern Ireland boss highlights ‘great example’ – Shango Media
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RANGERS REVIEW 🔵 O’Neill praises McCausland as Northern Ireland boss highlights ‘great example’

The midfielder has made 25 appearances for the Ibrox side so far this season, scoring twice and providing four assists.

McCausland also recently signed a contract extension with the Light Blues and has found himself in the international picture with Northern Ireland.

The Rangers academy graduate made his debut for O’Neill’s men against Finland in a Euro 2024 qualifier in November and while the 54-year-old admits the player’s rise to prominence has taken him by surprise, he hopes other youngsters will follow the midfielder’s example.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, he said: « Ross has done extremely well. He has held down a place consistently despite big competition at Rangers with their form being so good.

« They have picked up results and a lot of points with the new manager Philippe Clement and clearly he is a fan of Ross because he plays him in basically every game.

« What’s also good is that he plays him for 90 minutes a lot of the time which for a wide player is not always the case.

« I think Ross has developed a lot in the last two to three months and hopefully he brings that form and that consistency on to the international stage.

« I think a young player like Ross needs an opportunity. It didn’t look like he was going to get that opportunity at Rangers.

« Then it came a little bit out of the blue and Steven (Davis) helped him in that respect when he was interim manager and in for two games.

« That gave Ross a breakthrough and Philippe Clement kept him in the team subsequent to that.

« Every young player needs a break whether it is at club or international level and I think Ross is a great example to a lot of our young players because he grabbed it with both hands

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