McCoist urges Rangers' Canadian young gun Aird to commit to Scotland

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has implored youngster Fraser Aird to pledge his allegiance to Scotland.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has implored youngster Fraser Aird to pledge his allegiance to Scotland.

The Canada-born 19-year old midfielder has been called up to the Scotland U19 squad but is unsure if he will answer the call.

“I haven’t made up my mind yet. I am just focusing on playing as many games as I can for the first team and get recognised one way or the other,” said Aird who was born in Toronto to Scottish parents in 1995.

“I feel a bit of both. I was born in Canada but everyone in my family but me and my brother are Scottish.

“It’s my decision and the family have said that too. It’s my career. No one else can make the decision.”

But ‘Gers boss McCoist hopes he commits himself to Scotland: “I would definitely be pushing him to go with Scotland.

“Going to the two-day camp with Scotland won’t affect his place with Rangers. I’ve already said they can go.

“As long as he’s getting his rest and is prepared for our game at the weekend, I actively encourage our boys to be involved in international duty – particularly Scotland.”

 
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