Davie Provan has named four players that should never be considered again for Scotland.
The international set up has taken a pounding over the last week from players retiring and opting out to the insipid display that led to a 3-0 defeat from the team ranked 117th best in the world.
Notably, English based players dropped out of the trip to Kazakhstan that resulted in Graeme Shinnie being pitched in for a very uncomfortable competitive debut at international level.
The Aberdeen skipper was torn apart, a fact that he owned up to afterwards, pondering whether he would ever play again for Scotland.
Responding in The Sun Provan stated:
Graeme son, you had a bad night, that’s all. The players who really let Scotland down are those who were sat in front of the telly when they could have pulled their boots on.
Name names? Well, Steven Fletcher, Ryan Fraser, Matt Ritchie and Robert Snodgrass for starters.
Having previously refused to play for Scotland, Fletcher should now be consigned to history.
I know they’re all “managing” injuries and have club bosses bending their ears to pull out of squads. But if Gareth Bale can blank Real Madrid bosses by turning up for every Wales fixture, couldn’t our lot have made an effort?
None of them have been anywhere near a major finals, yet they’re patching the opening games of a new campaign?
Snodgrass does seem to have been unfairly included in that list. Before the Nations League match away to Israel he was reported to have taken a pain killer then was left out of the side for that match.