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Gordon Strachan Explains Why He Left Out Lee Wallace and Graeme Shinnie

Gordon Strachan Explains Why He Left Out Lee Wallace and Graeme Shinnie

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has explained why he left Lee Wallace and Graeme Shinnie out of the Scotland squads which were announced earlier today.

In a surprise move, Strachan named two differnt parties of 19 players for the upcoming friendlies against Denmark and the Czech Republic.

Despite appearing to experiment with the options available to him by calling-up the likes of Nottingham Forest teen Oliver Burke and Blackburn’s Tony Watt, there was no room amongst the 38 players for Rangers captain Lee Wallace, or indeed any Rangers player at all.

And Aberdeen left-back Shinnie will no doubt feel his exclusion is unjust, having played big part in the Dons’ title challenge this season.

But at a media conference this afternoon, Strachan explained that his decision wasn’t because he doesn’t rate the pair, more that he already has a fair idea of their abilities:

So, there you have it, it appears Strachan is keen to get a look at fresh blood, and players he’s less familiar with.

What do you think of his explanation?

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