Rangers star Fraser Aird ‘honoured’ after Canada debut

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press

Fraser Aird insists he was “honoured” to make his long-awaited international debut for Canada.

The Toronto-born Rangers starlet entered the fray as a half-time substitute on Tuesday evening as Benito Floro’s men played out a 1-1 draw with African giants Ghana.

Aird, 20, is hopeful it is the first cap of many after finally committing his future to Canada.

(Pic: Twitter)
Aird took to Twitter to express his delight (Pic: Twitter)

 

The promising winger has represented Scotland at under-19 level and previously turned down the chance to play in the 2013 Gold Cup when he was called up by former Gers star Colin Miller.

However, Aird tweeted: “Very proud and honoured to get my first cap for Canada vs Ghana, hopefully lots more to come.”

Aird’s next taste of national team action could come next month when Canada face a crucial World Cup qualification double-header against El Salvador.

Canada assistant manager Michael Findlay said: “I think one of the key elements which Benito [Floro] made clear was that we would do our best to scour the world for available players – in North America and abroad.

“We will give new players a chance to play and show their competency. We did that against Ghana and we are very pleased about the future and their participation.”

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