Manager confirms he is waiting for second round of talks with Celtic senior man
Scotland manager Alex McLeish has confirmed that he is set to have more talks with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers over the possibility of taking some Hoops players on Scotland’s summer tour.
With the Hoops set to begin their Champions League qualifiers in July, there is some doubt about how many Hoops players – if any – will represent Scotland in their trip to Peru which begins on May the 23rd.
However, McLeish has said the situation will be clearer after his discussion with Celtic senior man Rodgers.
“I am still to have that second conversation with Brendan who was very honest about everything. I need to pick a squad and he knows that,” McLeish said, as quoted in the Evening Times.
“That will reflect on the squad I pick.
“I am prepared to make a concession here or there. There is the term burnout which has happened in the past and I understand all that.”
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The likes of Hoops trio Callum McGregor, Kieran Tierney and Leigh Griffiths are amongst the players that would be in line for selection for the Scotland tour.
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It wouldn’t be that much of a shock if Rodgers was leaving the decision up to the players in this instance, that if the players want to go they can, although he would if course much rather no Hoops players went on the tour. Perhaps the tour could benefit the likes of Griffiths, who has missed much of the season because of injury, but the likes of McGregor and Tierney, who have been run into the ground this season, should be on holiday as soon as the Scottish Cup Final has been played, and should play no part in this Scotland jaunt.
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