Lee Wallace has finally made it into Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad for the trip to Malta, being called up along with Tony Watt as a replacement to the side.
He comes in effectively to take the place of Kieran Tierney, who, along with Leigh Griffiths, picked up mysterious injuries which will probably see them out of action until about, oh, idk, September 10th.
There’s obviously a school of thought to say that, particularly after the SFA showed no interest in protecting Wallace on the pitch, and after he’s been overlooked multiple times, and called up to sit on the bench in lieu of a Celtic player with a questionable injury, that we and he should tell them to get tae, but players rarely see it like that so the only thing to do is to wish him well.
In any case, Andrew Robertson looks certain to start, so Wallace is unlikely to be injured. And as another positive, it will doubtlessly send Aberdeen fans who actually care about having their players sit on the bench beelin over Graeme Shinnie.
Barrie McKay probably has more chance of getting on, however, despite Scotland being well-stocked in his position. Or maybe Strachan’s just an idiot who won’t pick him. We’ll see.