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Rangers pair say they'd like to play for Team GB

Rangers youngsters Kyle Hutton and Gregg Wylde have both indicated they would be willing to play for Great Britain at the Olympics in London next year.

Speaking at the launch of Rangers' new away kit, Wylde, 20, said: "I wouldn't mind to be honest. I haven't been called up to the Scotland squad yet and, hopefully, if I play this season I will be called up. But if I do get called up to Team GB it would be good for me and my career."

Hutton, also 20, added: "I feel the same. Obviously if the chance came along to be picked for Team GB it would be a great achievement for me. It is the whole event, everybody knows about (the Olympics]."

Hutton admits he would relish the prospect of playing alongside former England captain David Beckham, if that were to be the case - but insists Rangers remain his priority. "He is a worldwide superstar and to play alongside him would be a dream come true," said Hutton. "But, if it coincided with the league and stuff like that, I would leave it out and stick with Rangers and totally focus on them."

Neil Lennon, meanwhile, said he would have no problem with any Celtic players appearing - but admits it would not have appealed to him as was a player.

The Northern Irishman said: "Ultimately it wouldn't be my decision but I wouldn't stand in any player's way. If the players wanted to go, I wouldn't have a problem with it. It's a hypothetical question I suppose. I would probably have to have dialogue with the SFA and I would respect their views and I would have to respect the players' views."

Asked whether he would have wanted to be involved, Lennon added: "Probably not. I think that is important (the home nations' autonomy) but I think the Olympics, traditionally, should be an amateur sport."

 
 
 

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