Scotland are on the lookout for a goalkeeper after Allan McGregor announced his retirement from international football.
Jordan Archer, Scott Bain and Jon McLaughlin have been named as the goalkeepers for the games against Kazakhstan and San Marino.
First call ups for @LiamJPalmer and @sparkymcnulty as Alex McLeish names his Scotland squad for our @UEFAEURO 2020 Qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.#NothingMattersMore pic.twitter.com/W0YrUkf0Bp
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 12, 2019
However, there is a goalkeeper who was not selected, who can force his way into the squad. Livingston’s Liam Kelly.
Kelly has had a sensational season in Livingston’s return to the Premiership.
He has conceded only 33 goals in 35 games, with 15 clean sheets so far this season. Two of those clean sheets have come against Rangers and Celtic, which is rare in Scottish football. He has done exceptionally well to rebuild his career after not making the breakthrough at Rangers.
Perhaps Kelly isn’t on Scotland boss Alex McLeish’s radar yet. He really should be, as his statistics are quite incredible.
Of the three goalkeepers selected, Bain seems most likely to be given the nod to start for Scotland. However, it can be argued that Kelly has had as good a season as the Celtic goalkeeper.
Kelly might have missed out on this Scotland squad. But if he keeps up his fine form until the end of the season, he could make the squad for the games against Cyprus and Belgium.
It would be a fitting end to what has been a superb season for the goalkeeper.