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Armstrong receives Scotland call-up

By August 24, 2015No Comments

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has earned a call-up to the Scotland squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Georgia and Germany.

The Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has been excited by the 23-year-old’s recent displays and is the only uncapped player to feature in his squad.

“I have been impressed for a while because about two years ago he was in a squad. It’s not like he has just come on the radar, he has always been on the radar,” Strachan said.

“It shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone because he has been doing well at a high level. He looks comfortable at the level he is playing in and he is becoming a major figure in games.”

Celtic are in the midst of attempting to qualify for the Champions League and Strachan believes experience playing in Europe’s premier competition will only serve to help the midfielder.

“Hopefully the quality of teams they are going to play against in the next few months will be even higher than the teams they are playing against now.

“It’s also just dealing with the big-game mentality, dealing with the pressure, dealing with the crowds. That’s something the boys at Celtic have to deal with all the time and Stuart, as far as I can see, is dealing with that well now.”