Rangers youngster Aird set to choose Canada

Rangers teenager Fraser Aird is set to pledge his allegiance to Canada rather than Scotland.

Rangers teenager Fraser Aird is set to pledge his allegiance to Canada rather than Scotland.

The 19-year old midfielder was born in Toronto to Scottish parents before moving to Glasgow as a 16-year old to join the ‘Gers youth academy.

Scotland are keen to include Aird in their U19 squad for upcoming Euro Elite round games but Canada want him at senior level for friendlies with Moldova and Bulgaria in May.

Aird hinted at a possible commitment to Canada by suggesting he would answer the call if Benito Floro were to name him in the squad for those fixtures in Austria next month.

“I’m waiting to find out if I’m named in the squad. It hasn’t been announced but if I’m in it then it will be a big honour for me to be involved with the first team,” said Aird.

“I need to speak to the gaffer and decide what is best for me.

“I’ve done well here but the biggest achievement you can have in your career is playing for your country.

“I just need to wait and see what happens with the squad.”

 
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