Change Is As Good As A Rest

28 February 2012 08:46
Getting away from your troubles can help clear the mind

Scotland Under-21 coach Billy Stark hopes the distraction of playing for their country will help the three Rangers players in his squad. The Under 21s meet the Netherlands tomorrow at St Mirren Park and Ross Perry and Gregg Wylde, who both featured in Rangers' 4-1 win at Inverness on Sunday,  along with defender Darren Cole, who is on loan at Partick Thistle from Ibrox, have all reported to the squad. The players face uncertainty over their futures as administrators continue to carry out their review of staffing costs at Rangers, which could lead to redundancies among Ally McCoist's squad. Stark said: "I think it does give them a wee respite away from the environment at Rangers at the moment. There is not a lot I can add. Ally is doing that superbly well. He is speaking to them as individuals and a group and squeezing the very best out of them. You're hoping that when they come with us it's a wee bit of freshness about them and they can hopefully concentrate our objectives on Wednesday night and we can get the best out of them." Rangers have already had to tell director of football Gordon Smith and chief operating officer Ali Russell they would be losing their jobs but administrators have given no clear indication of when any other decisions will be made. Speaking on Monday, Stark added: "I know it's an ongoing situation at the club and who knows what sort of decisions can be made before our game.  I don't think there is any merit in figuring out what you would do if this or that happens. The Rangers boys are part of our group and I'm sure the rest of the group will help the Rangers boys as well. Looking at them and trying to measure their mood, they got a great lift from the result yesterday and to me they look fine. And I hope it stays that way."