Scott Brown: I Don’t See Why I Can’t Play for Scotland vs England

Scott Brown: I Don’t See Why I Can’t Play for Scotland vs England

Scotland captain Scott Brown has revealed he can’t see a reason why he wouldn’t play in Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against England in June.

The midfielder had called time on his international career last year, claiming he would do anything possible to extend his spell at Celtic.

However, since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park and with the club still on course to pick up a domestic treble this season, Brown has returned to the Scotland squad and feels better than ever.

And the 31-year-old is struggling to see a reason why he wouldn’t play for Gordon Strachan if the Scotland boss included him in his squad for the crucial qualifier against England at Hampden on June 10.

Speaking on the Ladbrokes Football Show, Brown said, “Me and Gordon will probably need to sit down and have a wee chat but I’m feeling good just now, I don’t see why I can’t play in that game.”

Brown added that its a matter of his heart vs his head when it comes to deciding whether to continue representing his country.

“It’s hard, I want to play. My heart says I want to play. My head says look out for your body but I think the heart could rule it.”

Brown also revealed that playing under Strachan is a major reason for him wanting to continue his Scotland career.

“I love playing with Gordon, going along, training. I went back to help out but I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed Gordon’s training.”

“To play for your country and to captain it is a great honour and for me to have retired, to come back to get that opportunity to do it again was something I relished.”

Brown is next in action for Celtic on Saturday afternoon, as the champions visit Kilmarnock in the SPFL.


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