Dundee United manager Thomas Courts thinks Charlie Mulgrew could win a recall to the Scotland squad after he scored one and set up the other in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Motherwell at Tannadice.

Mulgrew recently spoke of his ambition to win a recall to the national team after two years on the sidelines, winning his last cap in October 2019 against Russia, and Courts won’t rule out a surprise inclusion in Steve Clarke’s next squad for the Dundee United veteran.

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Mulgrew in his last outing for Scotland (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The 35-year-old has 44 caps to his name and Courts hailed the “immense” defender and thinks his high standards rub off on the other players and staff at the club.

“I don’t think Charlie should rule anything out because he is probably playing the best football of his life,” Courts said.


“It is great that a player of that quality can still produce big moments at the later stage of his career.

“Charlie has been immense for us. He doesn’t train like a 35-year-old — he pushes himself to the limit, which is probably testament to his pedigree and his winning background.

“That rubs off on the players and on the staff as well, seeing what those high standards actually look like on a daily basis.”

Scotland face Moldova and Denmark in two massive World Cup qualifiers next month, knowing a win in either will secure a playoff spot ahead of next year’s finals in Qatar.

With £25million Arsenal star Kieran Tierney a doubt for those games, Mulgrew could just get his chance to return to the international fold.

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