Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has challenged Lewis Ferguson to prove he’s good enough to win a place at next year’s World Cup finals in Qatar – if Scotland can make it there.
The Dons star is in Steve Clarke’s squad for the final qualification double-header against Moldova and Denmark that sees Scotland needing a win to keep their hopes alive.
Ferguson has picked up a handful of caps so far and Glass warned the midfielder that he needs to keep his performances up if he wants a chance to head for the Middle East next winter.
“With World Cup year coming up it is massive for Lewis,” Glass said [P&J].
“The belief Lewis has got from putting together a number of caps and making the squads feels like consistency at the moment.
“Lewis knows, like we talked about in the summer, performances at Aberdeen are what gets you into the international squad.
“The challenge for him is to keep it going and make sure he stays in that international squad.”
A win for Scotland tomorrow night will secure a playoff semi-final spot, leaving Clarke’s side just 180 minutes from reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1998.
If Scotland do fail to win in Chisinau, a win over Denmark would still be enough to seal second place in the group and nail down the spot for March’s playoffs.
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