GORDON’S No.1 TARGET

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CRAIG GORDON has insisted he will not walk away from Scotland as he battles Allan McGregor for the No.1 position.

The Celtic keeper played in the 4-0 friendly loss to Belgium at Hampden a week ago, but the Ibrox shotstopper got the gloves for the opening UEFA Nations League 2-0 win over Albania on Monday at the national stadium.

Scots boss Alex McLeish has alternated the individuals and Gordon, 35, who has won 53 international caps, is comfortable with the situation.

He said: “I’d love to go to a tournament and I like to think we have a good chance of getting to the Euros. So, I am definitely not going to say I don’t want to be involved – I want to be the first choice, but I’d be happy to go along as back-up if need be.

“I won’t be chucking the toys out of the pram because I want to do the best I can for my country. If the decision is taken out of my hands then fair enough, but at some point we are going to have to bring young goalies through.

“It’s a balancing act between being selfish and giving others an opportunity a couple of years down the line.

“I want to play as many times for Scotland as I can, so I’ll continue to play until I’m no longer asked to.”

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