GORDON STRACHAN is hoping to capitalise on the Celtic feelgood factor when Scotland take on England at the weekend.
The international boss could call on six of the Hoops’ champions for the vital World Cup qualifier at Hampden – just as he did in the 1-0 win over Slovenia in March.
Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths all played against the Slovenians.
And Strachan is poised to give them the nod to try to turn over Gareth Southgate’s outfit on Saturday.
Speaking of the Parkhead stars, the Scots gaffer said: “Over the winter period, they kicked onto something else as individuals and as a group and we took that into consideration.
“When you are on a run like that, you do feel really good about yourself.
“What you bring to the squad is a bit like when Liverpool were winning everything in my playing days.
“These guys came into our squad – Souness, Dalglish, Hansen and Nicol – they brought that aura into the group.
“When you pick a side or a squad it’s who is feeling good about themselves, who is at the top of their game.
“People call for one player, but over a two-month period it can change dramatically.
“These Celtic guys have grown and grown as the season went on.”
All this is fine but it simply adds to the strange decision by Strachan not to select Callum McGregor, who had a remarkably fine season for the Champions.
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