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Rangers have strongly suggested that Kyle Lafferty's international career is not over

Rangers have strongly suggested that Kyle Lafferty's international career is not over

Rangers have strongly suggested that Kyle Lafferty's international career is not over

Rangers have strongly suggested that Kyle Lafferty's international career is not over.

A question mark has hung over Lafferty's Northern Ireland future since the striker cited an Achilles injury in his late withdrawal from the squad for the Nations League games against Austria and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The Irish FA has invoked FIFA's five-day rule preventing the Fermanagh man from featuring for Rangers against Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill will hold talks with the 31-year-old and in a statement issued yesterday, Rangers hinted that Lafferty's international days aren't over.

"Rangers can confirm Kyle Lafferty will not be available for the match against Hamilton on Sunday after the Irish FA invoked FIFA's five-day rule," said the Gers.

"Talks have now been held among all parties and Rangers understands the position of the Irish FA.

"Kyle did not comply fully with international protocol but remains available for international selection."

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