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Kieran Tierney or Lee Wallace – Who Should Gordon Strachan Pick?

Kieran Tierney or Lee Wallace – Who Should Gordon Strachan Pick?

It’s Wednesday afternoon and what better to do than get your view on who deserves a place in Gordon Strachan’s next Scotland squad.

In the first of these talkingbaws.com votes, we’re pitting Celtic defender Kieran Tierney up against Rangers full-back Lee Wallace.

And we want to know who you believe Strachan should call up for Scotland’s upcoming friendlies with Czech Republic and Denmark.

Why these two, we hear you ask?

Well, they’re both left-backs playing for Scotland’s two biggest teams, albeit in different leagues. Tierney has arguably been Celtic’s best and most consistent performer throughout the season and, when you consider three of his team-mates made Strachan’s last squad, he definitely deserves to be in the cap discussion. Wallace might have 10 years on Tierney, but he’s never made an international appearance under Strachan and if the manager wants to freshen his squad up following their failed Euro 2016 qualifying bid, the in-form Rangers full-back also deserves a mention.

Add the lack of real quality left-back options for Scotland and you have a reason for discussion. Andy Robertson has mostly impressed when in a Scotland shirt and is a regular for Hull, but only Steven Whittaker and Graeme Shinnie provided cover in that position over the last international fixtures. And, at that, Whittaker is a right back by trade, while Shinnie has spent the season impressing for Aberdeen in midfield.

Ignoring that last paragraph, there could be a case for Tierney and Wallace being better than them all.

So, it’s over to you. When Strachan announces his squad for their upcoming friendlies, presuming he sticks with Robertson at left-back, who else makes it in? Cast your vote below..

If you want to give us more detail below on your vote then get involved in the comments.

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