Date: 1st March 2018 at 3:50pm
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Scotland’s end of season tour matches against Peru and Mexico have come at a bad time for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers and his side are set to begin their Champions League qualifying campaign – should they win the league – on July the 10th, and as a result he is concerned at the prospect of any of his Scottish international players going on the tour.

Rodgers recently revealed, as quoted by the Scotsman, that he is set to shortly have discussions with recently appointed Scotland manager Alex McLeish on the matter, and what Rodgers should do during the discussions is demand that no Celtic players go on the trip.

If the matches were World Cup or European Championship qualifiers then it would be understandable that the likes of James Forrest, Kieran Tierney and Stuart Armstrong would be involved, but they are relatively unimportant friendlies that don’t really mean anything in the long run.

If either Forrest or Tierney – two of the most important players in the Hoops side – got injured playing in these friendlies and missed the start of the Bhoys’ Champions League qualifiers the reaction from the club and supporters would be mayhem.

Therefore, it’s for the best not to involve any Hoops players and Rodgers and McLeish should come to this agreement.

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