Blackburn Rovers fans have a bone to pick with Scotland boss Alex McLeish, after Charlie Mulgrew failed to make the squad for their League One game against Bradford City tonight.
Mulgrew captained Scotland during friendly matches against Costa Rica and Hungary during the international break, with McLeish looking to utilise the defender’s experience in his new-look side.
However, it appears that both of those fixtures have taken their toll on the 32-year-old’s body, as he’s been left out of tonight’s Blackburn squad.
Rovers boss Tony Mowbray had said earlier this week that a decision on whether his skipper could play would be made in the hours before the game at Ewood Park.
But with Mulgrew (who’s notched 12 goals in all competitions this season) missing from the line-up, Blackburn fans are raging with McLeish on Twitter:
Bloody Scotland international!!!!!! 😤😤😤
— Paul Reed (@PaulReed1679) March 29, 2018
Not a bad team but Mulgrew is a big miss,cmon rovers 🔵⚪️
— Lloyd Patrick Jepson (@lloydybhoy90) March 29, 2018
@ScottishFA cheers for using Mulgrew for no reason.
— Josh Chadwick (@ChadersJ) March 29, 2018
no mulgrew no graham😭😭
— Hasan musa (@HM01357) March 29, 2018
If we lose tonight I’m blaming Alex McLeish for playing Mulgrew 90 minutes the fat corned beef head
— Dom Hardman (@DomHardman_) March 29, 2018
@ScottishFA Mulgrew can’t play tonight because of meaningless nonsense friendlies right in the middle of our most important run in for a decade. McLeish the clown.
— John (@j_macca7) March 29, 2018
Mulgrew is a big loss. Cheers Big Eck.
— Dave Little (@DaveLittle83) March 29, 2018
Time to find Mr McLeish pic.twitter.com/wyzS7BTqus
— 🇬🇧 Russell 🇪🇺 Adams 🇮🇪 (@BlackburnNoise) March 29, 2018
Wonder if McLeish would have made Mulgrew play 90 mins in a friendly on Tuesday if his team was playing in the Prem tonight ? #disrespect
— Adrian Sherlock (@HUDDIBAND) March 29, 2018
Fuck yourself McLeish
— Josh (@meJoshB) March 29, 2018
— 𝙈𝙄𝙎𝘼𝙉𝙏𝙃𝙍𝙊𝙋𝙀 (@CHR1S_) March 29, 2018
orrrhhhh bet alex mcleish feels right clever now he’s played mulgrew 90 mins in a friendly so he can’t play for us, idiot
— oscar (@_oscar_jj) March 29, 2018
Scotland and McLeish have proper fucked us over in regards to Mulgrew. No need at all to play him Tuesday.
— Rich Evans (@richyevans19) March 29, 2018
Blackburn are currently third in League One, two points from first spot, with Wigan and table-toppers Shrewsbury also in the mix.