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John Rankin Gives Worrying Insight into Attitude of Young Scottish Players

John Rankin Gives Worrying Insight into Attitude of Young Scottish Players

John Rankin has given a worrying insight into the attitude of young Scottish football players.

The midfielder is still going strong at the age of 33, playing for Queen of the South towards the end of a career that’s seen him turn out for Ross County, Inverness, Hibs, Dundee United and Falkirk.

He’s managed to forge a 13-year career in Scotland, making 525 appearances, and a big part of that will be down to his hard-working attitude to training and playing.

But Rankin insists it’s something that’s missing with a lot of youngsters these days, who are unprepared to make sacrifices if it means missing the cinema or Nando’s after training.

And his rant about the approach from young players he’s experienced should put worry into the minds of Scottish football fans who desperately want the country to improve.

It comes after SFA Performance Director Malky Mackay criticised young players in Scotland for not doing enough to make it in the game:

It feels like Scottish football is at a pivotal point in its history – where young players have to change their approach to getting better or risk the national falling into a downward spiral.

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