Following his son, Angus’ recent call-up to the England senior squad, Bryan Gunn has admitted that he doesn’t see the young goalkeeper representing Scotland at senior international level.
As quoted by the EDP, the former Norwich goalkeeper discussed which country his son would pledge allegiance to, and appeared to admit defeat in his hope that Angus would represent Scotland in the future.
I’ve been getting a lot of stick for Angus choosing England over Scotland. I’ve always said that it’s his decision – he is his own man. Just look what he did in going to Norwich – he wasn’t fazed despite all the talk there would be from my time there.
He was born in England but I did at least give him a Scottish name! Seriously though it’s his decision but until he takes the field in a proper qualification game there’s still a small chance he could change his mind. But, if I’m honest, I can’t see it happening.
The Manchester City youngster was drafted into Gareth Southgate’s squad this weekend ahead of England’s friendly against Brazil on Tuesday night.
Gunn took his place in the England squad following confirmation that Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland had withdrawn from international duty with a broken finger.
Although goalkeepers such as Fraser Forster and Nick Pope were expected to take Butland’s place, Southgate continued his recent form in selecting young, inexperienced players, and called Gunn in.
I thought it might be a possibility when Jack Butland got injured. But my initial thoughts were that Fraser Forster would come in as he has been in previous squads. Then you’ve got other English goalkeepers in the Premier League like Nick Pope, who has done very well at Burnley.
But I knew that Angus was held in very high esteem by the England coaching staff. Gareth was obviously his manager last year in the Under-21s so he knows all about him and they have decided it’s the natural progression for Angus.
The Norwich loanee has been in good form this season, and has proved to be a key player for the Canaries.