DAVID WEIR believes Lee Wallace has earned his place in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad and he hopes the Gers skipper gets the nod to face England at Wembley this evening.
Ibrox star Waldo has made eight appearances at international level but with Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney currently injured it looks likely Lee or Swansea’s Stephen Kingsley will be asked to slot into the left-back role against the three lions.
Weir will be at Wembley this evening taking in the action and he would love to see Wallace get an opportunity to shine on the big stage.
Speaking to RangersTV, he said: “Definitely, he thoroughly deserves it. He’s been on the bench for the last few games and Scotland are very fortunate in regards to the left backs they have.
“Andy Robertson at Hull is doing really well, Kieran Tierney at Celtic is doing really well, Lee is obviously doing really well and Stephen Kingsley at Swansea has come into the scene relatively recently as well.
“So there is good options there and Lee, in my mind and with the situation now, hopefully will play and we’ll all obviously be really excited by that, comforted by the fact we know he’ll do well if he does get that opportunity.”
The fact that Wallace has not played for Scotland in recent World Cup qualifiers highlights the quality of players the country has at left back, and Weir admits there is healthy competition for places in Gordon Strachan’s squad.
He added: “We are fortunate in that position [at left back], but I think there are good players out there.
“I think we sometimes run ourselves down and obviously underestimate ourselves, but there are good players and players playing at a good level.“
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