18 Jan McKay happy at Rangers
Barrie McKay admits he was flattered by Oliver Burke’s prediction he could play at the top level in England – but has no thoughts of making a move from Rangers.
McKay impressed fellow Scotland squad member Burke during Rangers’ 4-0 friendly defeat to RB Leipzig on Sunday and the former Nottingham Forest player later tipped his fellow winger for a major move in the coming years.
But McKay, whose Ibrox contract runs until May 2018, will not be distracted by looking too far ahead.
The 22-year-old said: “It’s obviously good for other people to pick up on how I played and for him to say something like that is quite a good thing.
“But I’m happy here at Rangers and I’m here to play for Rangers, so to talk about that stuff wouldn’t be right. I’m playing for Rangers just now and that’s my only concern.”
McKay was speaking after losing a simulated dress rehearsal of Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie with Motherwell against Fir Park midfielder Chris Cadden in the Scottish Football Museum’s new EA FIFA 17 Game Zone.
But it was a much more significant Hampden defeat that was on McKay’s mind as he looked ahead to the fourth-round tie at Ibrox.
McKay and his team-mates are desperate to exorcise the memories of their last-gasp defeat to Hibernian in last year’s final.
“To be beaten at the final hurdle did hurt and it took a bit of time to get over it,” McKay said.
“The Scottish Cup is a big cup and you go into every competition to win it so this one won’t be any different.
“But obviously with that disappointment of last year we want to right that wrong.
“You come to a club like Rangers to win silverware and you want to add to the silverware that is already here.
“It will be a tough game, they have made it hard for us in the past couple of games to get goals. But it’s up to us to break them down.”