"I've always been a fan of our players being represented at international level and that will always remain the case," he told Rangers TV.
"I'm a firm believer that if you're playing well at your club, you should be recognised by your international team."
He added: "It's really important that we have players involved at that level. I'm really keen for that to happen and it gives the players a boost. It gives the team a boost as well and when they are involved there it will encourage other players to come to the club."
Andy Little was in contention for a place in the Northern Ireland squad, but picked up an injury against Berwick Rangers last month.