Scotland manager Alex McLeish has insisted there are no issues with Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor after he was cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer recently.
The Gers keeper was hit with a two-match ban for a challenge on Lewis Ferguson, leading to fears he would make himself unavailable for national team duty.
McLeish thinks McGregor is “bigger than that” and believes he’ll be available for the opening European Championship qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.
“Are there any concerns about Allan?” said the Scotland manager, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“No, I don’t think so. The SFA are the governing body and we are all part of it but no, I don’t think so.
“That would be like me back in the day going up for one of my disciplinary hearings and shouting ‘Jock, Mr Stein – that’s it, I’m not playing for Scotland any more’.
“That won’t be an issue with Allan, he is bigger than that.”
McGregor has picked up 42 caps already and should have more but was banned by the Scottish FA previously for his part in ‘Boozegate.’
Since returning to Rangers last summer, McGregor has shown why he’s the best goalkeeper in the country with a string of impressive performances.
At 37, McGregor won’t have many opportunities left to represent Scotland and will surely have ambitions of representing his country at a major tournament before hanging his boots up.