Ross McCausland's explosion onto the Rangers first-team scene struck Michael O'Neill like a bolt from the blue. But the Northern Ireland boss can't get enough of it - and reckons he's an inspiration to his international peers.Since making his first start in Steven Davis' interim tenure, McCausland has gone from strength to strength at Ibrox and is now a regular starter under Philippe Clement.
He's made 25 appearances in total, scoring twice and assisting four, earning himself a shiny new long-term contract in the process.Not only that, his Ibrox emergence has catapulted him straight into the international picture and he made his Northern Ireland debut from the start in a Euro 2024 qualifying defeat to Finland in November.
And more could follow - should he keep his form up, he could run out at Hampden when Northern Ireland face Scotland in late March.
International boss O'Neill admits it's taken him by surprise and he didn't expect to see the 20-year-old get so many chances this early in his career.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk