Gordon Strachan has drafted in Blackburn defender Charlie Mulgrew for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley – and the Tartan Army don’t seem best pleased at the decision…
The addition of Mulgrew comes after Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam blasted Gordon Strachan last night and accused the Scotland boss of favouritism and a lack of communication.
Adam claimed that his face doesn’t fit in Strachan’s plans for the national team and that the ex-Celtic manager has treated Lee Wallace and Oliver Burke equally poorly.
However, that criticism clearly hasn’t affected Strachan, as he’s now called up Mulgrew who has struggled with injury since the start of the season.
It’s understood that the 30-year-old has been brought into the fold as a precaution, after his Blackburn teammate Gordon Greer suffered a knock in training.
Is the addition of Mulgrew another example of Strachan picking his favourite players in favour of more talented options?
Or is the Scotland boss simply looking to fill the team with with more experienced players for the crunch match against Gareth Southgate’s team?
Twitter has had its say:
— Norman McLay (@Norman_McLay) November 8, 2016
Charlie Mulgrew in Scotland squad and Charlie Adam isnt? absolute joke
— Lewis McIntosh (@LewisMcIntosh99) November 8, 2016
Charlie Mulgrew has played 90 minutes once this season. Gordon Strachan has called up him for Scotland. Does Strachan still watch football?
— Daniel White (@danwhitepr) November 8, 2016
After Charlie Adam sounds off about Gordon Strachan who goes out 12hrs later and selects Charlie Mulgrew with one 90 mins this season pic.twitter.com/OcFzXTWk2E
— Stewart Weir (@sweirz) November 8, 2016
Accused of favoritism, calls up Charlie Mulgrew. Strachan basically trolling Charlie Adam today.
— Craig Fowler (@craigfowler86) November 8, 2016
Charlie Mulgrew getting called up to the Scotland squad over Cairney 100% confirms that Cairney had an affair with Gordon Strachan's wife
— Christian Paul. (@cpaul_ffc) November 8, 2016
Of all the players Strachan could call-up he's chosen to pick Charlie Mulgrew. It's no wonder we want to get rid of Strachan.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) November 8, 2016
@SkySportsNewsHQ ? Strachan trolling Charlie Adam by calling up a different Charlie.
— Ross Paget (@_PAGET) November 8, 2016
— David Reid (@tartanwarrior58) November 8, 2016
@stanjames He's only gone and done it! After all those tips, Charlie's been called up… Charlie Mulgrew, that is.
— StanJames.com (@stanjames) November 8, 2016
I know that Gordon Strachan doesnt like Shinnie but I mean come on Charlie Mulgrew for fuck sake man
— C (@ffsAberdeen) November 8, 2016
Can't remember the last time Charlie Mulgrew was even half decent
— Rory West (@rorywest96) November 8, 2016
Scotland are sitting fourth in group F following a shock 3-0 defeat to Slovakia in October.