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Rangers McCulloch puts positive spin on Scottish football

Lee McCulloch believes the Rangers dressing room is proof that the future of Scottish football is not as gloomy as some people believe. The Rangers midfielder says there is far too much negativity surrounding the game north of the border.

And, as far as McCulloch is concerned, the emergence of exciting youngsters such as Danny Wilson and John Fleck suggests that Scotland is capable of producing talented players and that the future is bright.

Asked whether he believes there is talent in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, McCulloch replied: "Of course there is. The most recent player every one is looking at just now is Danny Wilson.

"He is coming through, he is Scottish, he's young and handling things at a club like this superbly.

"We've got people like him and young John Fleck about so there can't be anything wrong with the youth development.

"I don't think Scottish players get enough credit," McCulloch added.

"A lot of people say because players are Scottish, or because they are playing in Scotland, that they're not good enough.

"When you look at the amount of people who are playing in the Premiership just now, it speaks volumes for the players coming from here.

"There just seems to be a bit of a tendency for people to be negative with the Scottish guys."

And McCulloch believes such bad press has a detrimental effect on the players.

He said: "I think so. In fact, I know so.

"It just seems to be coming from everywhere about the youth development, about the league not being very good.

"But it's a very competitive league with some great players and some great young players.

"I don't think it's all doom and gloom like everyone is making it out to be."

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