By Amir Mir
Chris Sutton believes Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has “lost the plot” after he once again left Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths on the bench in their 3-0 defeat against Slovakia.
Scotland were comprehensively beaten in the World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night after needing an 89th minute goal to secure a 1-1 draw against minnows Lithuania in their previous fixture on Saturday.
Strachan opted to leave Griffiths on the bench once again for the Slovakia encounter as he selected Steven Fletcher as the lone striker, with the Celtic man coming on as substitute in the 64th minute.
This angered Celtic legend Sutton, who questioned the mindset of his former manager Strachan as Scotland suffered an embarrassing defeat.
“Where do Scotland go from here?” Sutton wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Wrong selection! It is totally embarrassing how Griffiths can’t get a start. No Burke come on. Gordon Strachan has lost the plot.”
Where do Scotland go from here? Wrong selection !It is totally embarrassing how Griffiths can't get a start.No Burke come on..GS lost plot..
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) October 11, 2016
In nine appearances on the international stage, Griffiths is yet to score his first goal, but the former Wolves man has been prolific for the Bhoys since his move to Celtic Park in 2014.
Griffiths has scored 75 goals in 118 games for the Scottish Champions, including eight in 12 appearances in all competitions this term.
Scotland have four points from their opening three games in their World Cup qualifying group, as they prepare to take on old rivals England on November 11 at Wembley.