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26th Mar, 2017 | 8:45pm

Six Celtic players started for Scotland: This is what David Pleat said about the club on Thursday

By Amir Mir

Gordon Strachan selected six Celtic players in the starting line-up for Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday night at Hampden Park.

On Thursday, former Tottenham winger David Pleat felt that Celtic were damaging the progression of young Scottish talent because their teams have got “foreign players”.

However, fans will point towards the national team where Craig Gordon, Kiernan Tierney, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths started for their country in an important World Cup qualifier.

All of the players above are either experienced campaigners or youngsters trying to prove their worth on the big stage.

All six have played a big part in Brendan Rodgers building a team in Scotland that has gone unbeaten throughout the domestic season.

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The Bhoys have dropped points on only two occasions this term, most recently against their Old Firm rivals Rangers.

However, they still have a 25 point lead on their rivals and they can clinch the Scottish Premiership title at Hearts on April 2.

The two players from outside of Scotland that have been standout performers for Rodgers this term have been Scott Sinclair and Moussa Dembele.

The attacking duo have been a major threat in the final third for the Glasgow giants with Rodgers adding them to his squad last summer.

Nonetheless, Scotland went on to beat Slovenia 1-0 with substitute Chris Martin finding the back of the net after a neat pass from Armstrong.

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