Date: 12th February 2019 at 3:02pm
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Celtic winger Oliver Burke is set to be called up by Scotland boss Alex McLeish for their two European Championship qualifiers next month, according to the Scottish Sun.

The newspaper reports on their website that the 21-year-old is set to be included in the Scotland squad that will face Kazakhstan and San Marino in March after impressing since his loan move to Parkhead.

The report adds that the young ace has not played for the senior team for two years, as former manager Gordon Strachan dropped him from the main set-up into the under-21 side.


What a confidence boost this would provide Burke with. Some may argue that this is a little premature for the player – after all, he has only scored three goals in five appearances since joining. Perhaps it is a little bit too early for him to be joining the national team, but it is easy to see why McLeish has had his head turned by the winger. He has flourished into an excellent player, and this no doubt deserves to be rewarded with a call-up to Scotland. If he manages to impress on the national stage, then he may establish himself into an even better player – and if he scores goals for Scotland, many Celtic fans will be very excited about what he would do next. One thing is for sure though, Burke is developing into quite the talent, so who would question McLeish for wanting to take advantage of that? He is in the best form he has been in for a long time, so it is wise for Scotland to make the most of that.