Peter Houston delighted with Allan McGregor return

Houston delighted with McGregor return
© PA Photos
Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston expresses his delight at having Besiktas goalkeeper Allan McGregor available for this month's World Cup double-header against Serbia and Macedonia.

Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston has said that he is delighted that goalkeeper Allan McGregor will be fit for this month's World Cup double-header against Serbia and Macedonia.

The 30-year-old former Rangers stopper, who joined Turkish side Besiktas on a free transfer in July, was substituted after 23 minutes of Scotland's 3-1 friendly win over Australia last month with a groin strain.

"He played on Saturday and kept a clean sheet," said Houston. "We are absolutely delighted he's fully fit because his experience in playing big international matches is vital.

"We were convinced after the Australia game that he was struggling. He had a couple of injections and recovered brilliantly. Fair play [to Besiktas] for getting it sorted."

McGregor has been capped 22 times at senior international level.

Lee Wallace
Read Next:
Wallace still in Scotland picture
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account