Rangers missed Lawrence Shankland transfer chance years ago and he would have been new McCoist - Hotline
Steve Clarke insists it’s far too early to be panicking over his Euro 2024 selection for next summer’s German jaunt. But the Tartan Army members calling the Hotline are already getting themselves in a stir over who should be on Scotland's 23-man list for a seat on the plane.
Gavin MacLeod, Renfrew, said: “The manifest for Germany would be a travesty if Lawrence Shankland wasn’t listed. But how Jacob Brown got 70-odd minutes the other night is beyond me. Worse than that, Shankland got seven. There won’t be many changes to the squad that departs for Deutschland, but Jacob Brown would be better giving TUI a call for an all-inclusive in Mexico!”
James McSorley, Bothwell, added: “Think the last international break has shown that Craig Gordon should be on the plane to Germany. Angus Gunn is the No1 but Zander Clark did not do enough to be next off the rank should Gunn be unavailable for whatever reason.” Gerard Milligan, Renfrewshire, said: “We need to improve the squad for next summer if we’re to have any chance of making an impact. What’s clear is the likes of Zander Clark, Lyndon Dykes, Kenny McLean, Jacob Brown and Ryan Christie won't do.”
Sam Morton, Edinburgh, called to say: “Caller Gary Stevenson suggests that Scotland celebrating after a draw with ‘Norway reserves’ was ‘embarrassing’. Scotland, who also fielded a weakened team, were in fact celebrating the culmination of a successful qualifying campaign which included an away win against a full-strength Norway and a win against Spain, one of the favourites for the tournament itself. It was a well-deserved celebration.”
But George Wilson, West Sussex, isn’t convinced: "It’s comical hearing some Scotland players and supporters boasting what they are going to do in next