Gordon is right to feel he has been hung out to dry by Scotland boss McLeish
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Gordon is right to feel he has been hung out to dry by Scotland boss McLeish

Scotland boss Alex McLeish does not have the luxury of a hotly-contested selection dilemma in many positions.

Left-back is certainly one of them, but goalkeeper is another. And it’s an Old Firm divide; Celtic’s Craig Gordon coming up against revitalised Rangers stopper Allan McGregor.

A pecking order is beginning to form. In much the same way that some clubs have handed their two glovesmen cup and league duties separately, there is now a friendly goalkeeper and a competitive one.

It appears McGregor gets the competitive games, while Gordon is handed the friendlies. The paradox is that the friendlies are generally against better opponents, but that creates its own issues.

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Scotland have been handed thrashings by Belgium and Portugal and Gordon has eluded to the fact that feels slightly like he has been hung out to dry.

The younger man has been left to infer that he is something of a second choice, while McGregor has been protected from those thumpings by his manager.

That may not be good for Gordon’s morale and it isn’t giving him too much hope of forcing his way back it into the team. This one is one to watch.

 

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