Mulgrew in ‘Remember Me’ Plea


COMEBACK Celt Charlie Mulgrew has sent a “don’t forget me” plea to Scotland boss Gordon Strachan. The versatile 29-year-J4wgaXpiITF0cJaWRHXLG2s5y2GLnOuRrHRiiigq3R8old made his first top team appearance this year in the goalless draw against St Johnstone in Perth on Friday. Mulgrew’s last outing was in the 1-0 win over Partick Thistle on December 3 when he limped off with the recurrence of his troublesome knee injury. However, he came through unscathed after a hectic 45-minute work-out against a determined Saints outfit. Strachan will name his international squad on Monday for the forthcoming friendly against Qatar on June 5 at Easter Road and the crunch Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin eight days later. Mulgrew, who had been out for 31 games, admitted he hoped he had done enough to be included in Strachan’s plans. He said: “I was a wee bit tired at the end, but the more games I get, the better I’ll feel. “I’m desperate to be involved in the Scotland set-up. It’s been a big aim of mine ever since I’ve been injured. “It was just great to get back against Saints, so now we’ll wait and see what happens.” Mulgrew, capped 16 times, came on at the interval to to partner Efe Ambrose in central defence in place of Jason Denayer. He added: “Of course, it was good to be back. There was a great atmosphere with both sets of fans in great voice, especially, of course, the Celtic supporters who came up in numbers. “It was satisfying to have a clean sheet and it was just unfortunate we didn’t get the goal to win it.” Mulgrew is also hoping to be involved in next week’s title party against Inverness Caley Thistle at Parkhead in the club’s last game of the campaign.

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