Philippe Clement Backs Rangers Goalkeeper Jack Butland for England Recall

Jack Butland is in contention for a return to international duty with England. The report indicates that Butland, who earned his last cap in September 2018, is being considered for the upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Belgium at Wembley in March, as England prepares for the 2024 European Championships this summer.

As Rangers gear up for their cinch Premiership trip to Kilmarnock on Wednesday night, manager Clement discussed the potential comeback of Butland, expressing his support for the experienced goalkeeper. Clement acknowledged Butland’s readiness and deserving nature, stating, “I would love that he would be there because he deserves, he is ready in that way. If he deserves enough, that is the decision of Southgate, of course.”

The Belgian manager also praised Butland’s recent performances, noting, “He (Butland) has been really good for the team although he has had less to do in the last couple of weeks. But he keeps the same concentration, the same seriousness and he is important in the dressing room and in training, and he is going to be important in the next couple of weeks and months because we have a lot of games to go and a lot of important games where you need players with personality.”

Rangers will be without striker Kemar Roofe for the upcoming match against Kilmarnock, as the manager revealed that Roofe will not be considered due to concerns about the artificial surface.