Cole McKinnon has been added to the Scotland under-21 squad as three players drop out of contention.

The Rangers starlet, 21, has been added to the squad ahead of the Euro 2025 qualifier against Kazakhstan. 

McKinnon had not been included in the initial squad list at the start of the month but has been selected as a replacement with three players out.

Dundee United's Kai Fotheringham, Dundee's Josh Mulligan and Celtic player Ben McPherson - on loan at Queen's Park - have all dropped out of the squad days out from the match.

And Scot Gemmill turned to McKinnon to step into the under-21 set-up and join the squad for the crucial Euros qualifier.

A Rangers post read: Congratulations to Cole McKinnon who has been called up to the @ScotlandNT  U21s squad."

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McKinnon has played twice for Rangers this season - once in the Europa League and also in the Scottish Cup.

The academy prospect stepped off the bench in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie against Benfica earlier this month. And he  made a cameo appearance against Hibs three days later.

The midfielder has also played twice for the Ibrox B team in the SPFL Trust Trophy.