Allan Mcgregor made a complete recovery after picking up an injury that saw him unable to play with Hull City for some weeks. He made it just in time to play against the last team of the Premier League Crystal Palace but after a disappointing performance not only from the 31 years old goalkeeper but the entire squad, they took a surprising 1-0 loss.
The below average performance from Allan Mcgregor and the recent burst of Scotland’s David Marshall is now beginning to put the goalkeeping position of Scotland into question.
The 31 years old goalkeeper Mcgregor has been considered to be the 1st choice option for Scotland for some time now but due to the injury he sustained, the substitute goalkeeper Marshall had the chance to step it up and make a challenge to be the best option for Scotland.
During the injury of Mcgregor, Marshall was chosen to play against the United States and Norway in which he maintained a clean sheet in both matches and now the head coach of Scotland is forced to consider on whom to pick for their upcoming matches.
“We’ve had three clean sheets and David Marshall has been a part of that,”
“He now has a nice presence about him. I’ve known him a long time and he now has that presence that he didn’t have when he was younger. It’s not arrogance; it’s just a self-confidence that he has.
“He hasn’t changed off the pitch. He is still the same quiet, unassuming man. But there is now a presence on the pitch.” said Strachan.
The pressure rises for Gordon Strachan on choosing a veteran goalkeeper that has been his 1st choice man during some years or the player that has recently given him positive results.