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Euro 2024 qualifiers: Ryan Jack hopes McGregor partnership flies

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Rangers’ Ryan Jack hopes his midfield partnership with Celtic captain Callum McGregor can bring Scotland more success.

The national side begin their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a Hampden Park double header as they host Cyprus on Saturday before taking on Spain next Tuesday.

While there are questions about who will start in goal in Craig Gordon’s absence, Steve Clarke also has decisions to make in midfield.

Jack and McGregor are the only outfield players from the Scottish Premiership included in the current squad, while Clarke could also turn to the likes of Manchester United’s Scott McTominay and Kenny McLean of Norwich.

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The Old Firm rivals, who played alongside each other when Scotland beat Serbia to qualify for Euro 2020, have struck up a strong partnership for the national team and Jack is hoping they can bring more success.

“We have a great relationship through the number of games we played together,” Jack told Sky Sports News.

“I don’t know what the manager is going to go with, I don’t know what the formation is but when you go away you just want to do as well as you can and try and show in the first couple of days of training that if he wants you to play that you’re ready.

“I think there are five or six midfielders in the squad and you look at it and you actually think anyone could play and there’s not going to be a big gap in the quality that’s coming in and out.

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“It’s great competition but it’s also great for us as a nation having that strength in depth that hopefully we can go and be successful.

“I’m sure it’ll be the same idea for us all, that we all want to play, and that’s the sort of mentality that we’re all going to need.”

Goalkeepers Zander Clark, Angus Gunn and Liam Kelly have been included in the Scotland squad

Scotland boss Steve Clarke says he is yet to decide who will start in goals for their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Cyprus and Spain

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