Stra­chan keeps­eye onKenny

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Cam­bus­lang man Kenny McLean looks set to play his way into the Scot­land team for next month’s World Cup qual­i­fier with Eng­land.

It is un­der­stood man­ager Gor­don Stra­chan is grow­ing in­creas­ingly con­cerned about the num­ber of reg­u­lars in his squad who are mainly based in Eng­land’s Cham­pi­onship.

The man­ager is con­cerned they will have been idle for more than a month when the Group F ta­ble-top­pers cross the bor­der for the Bat­tle of Bri­tain clash on June 10.

He will now be closely mon­i­tor­ing the form of Aberdeen’s McLean, 25, and team­mate Graeme Shin­nie who will be play­ing com­pet­i­tive foot­ball up un­til May 27’s Scot­tish Cup fi­nal.

That could give one or both of the Pit­to­drie play­ers an edge as Stra­chan pre­pares to pick his squad for yet another must-win qual­i­fier.

McLean re­ceived his first cap in March 2016 in a friendly against the Czech Repub­lic.

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