Scotland manager Alex McLeish has revealed that he considered calling Norwich striker Jordan Rhodes up for the latest internationals.
The international break gets underway after this weekend’s fixtures and Sheffield Wednesday forward Steven Fletcher has been called into the Scotland squad ahead of Rhodes.
Fletcher has scored three goals in 16 appearances this season, whilst Rhodes has scored seven goals in 18 games for Norwich in all competitions.
As quoted by The EDP, McLeish said this:
It is good that he has been playing regularly for Wednesday. He has been managing his games and recovery. I’m sure he can make a big impression for us.
There are a lot of names out there. We looked at Jordan Rhodes at Norwich as well. We have guys regularly out in the field looking at them and we have reports every single week. We just felt that at this moment in time Fletch was the right candidate.
Rhodes has scored three goals in 14 caps for Scotland throughout his career, whilst Fletcher has netted nine in 31.
The 28-year-old, Rhodes, missed Norwich’s 4-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend due to him being on loan from Wednesday.