Colin Hendry has tipped Connor Goldson for a shock England call-up!
At the age of 28 international honours have eluded the former Shrewsbury and Brighton star but that could be about to end according to former Scotland skipper Braveheart.
Outside of the protective net thrown around him by Scottish referees Goldson has been badly exposed in Europe with Malmo, Lyon and Sparta Prague all beating the Ibrox side this season.
Gareth Southgate has resisted taking a look at any of Steven Gerrard’s side but Hendry believes that could change.
Picking up on an interview with betting firm Bonus Finder, The Sun reports Braveheart saying:
There’s a few centre halves in that England squad, Stones, Maguire, Mings and Coady, but I don’t see why Goldson couldn’t get an opportunity.
It’ll come down to consistency and that’s the same for any defensive partnership at any team. If that triangle between the goalkeeper and the centre backs isn’t right then it can be a struggle.
From Goldson’s point of view, the lure of being back in the Premier League might be too much to resist.
That’s the place to be for a footballer many will say, playing in the Premier League in England so it’s a big decision for him to make. Does he go, or does he stay at a nostalgic club like Glasgow Rangers?
The nostalgic club that was formed in 2012 has never had any of its players represent England. Jon McLaughlin and Nathan Patterson are currently in the Scotland squad to face Israel on Saturday.
In 1998, the year that Celtic signed Lubo Moravcik, Dave Murray agreed a £4m fee to sign Hendry from Blackburn, under Dick Advocaat the Scotland hero made less than 30 appearances before being quietly dumped.
In November 2016 The Sun reported:
Hendry — who went bust owing thousands through internet betting — will appear as an ambassador for the firm at a conference this weekend.
But last night a former friend of the troubled ex-Rangers ace hit out: “Shame on him. Hendry admitted internet gambling his money away. Now he accepts a role with an international internet gaming company.”
Hendry, 50, went bust owing £2.2million, including £40,000 to bookmakers Spreadex, Sporting Index and Sportspread Betting.
He’ll appear at the Sigma conference in Malta this weekend to represent Matching Visions, who promote online betting firms, casinos and lotteries.