RYAN JACK claims he’s always asked about the relationship between himself and his international team-mate, Callum McGregor because they are on opposites sides of Glasgow but work as a partnership for Scotland.

The pair helped their country to Euro qualification, the first time Scotland have qualified for a major tournament in over two decades.

Steve Clarke is trying to strike the right balance and he managed to against Serbia. Jack and McGregor played well in the middle of the park allowing Ryan Christie and Dykes to push on and trouble Serbia.

Speaking about McGregor, Jack says both of them take their club hats off when inside the Scotland camp and have no problems becoming a unit when their country needs them.

 “I’m always asked this question because Callum’s at Celtic and I’m at Rangers.” Jack explained to SunSport.

“Big rivals at club level when we play each other. But when we come away for Scotland, we come away to be professional and do a job for our country.

“It’s balanced off well between us. It’s working well and that’s why we’ve been playing together. The manager has recognised that and, as players, we’ve recognised it too.

“But I don’t think it’s just down to me and Callum having a good relationship. It’s also down to our team spirit.

“When we meet up everyone’s buying into how we play and how the manager wants us to set up. It’s been a real squad and team effort.”

After Wednesday nights game against Israel, the midfielders will not be team-mates again well into next year. Before they pull on their Scotland jersey again they’ll face each other at least twice.


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