Scotland have confirmed that Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie will miss the upcoming European qualifiers.
He has reportedly picked up an injury (Scottish Sun), and therefore, won’t feature in the matches against Russia and San Marino.
It leaves Steve Clarke short on options up top, with Lawrence Shankland his only recognised striker.
Some fans have reacted to McBurnie dropping out of the squad.
Best decision yet mcburnie is horrendous at international level
— Scott Douglas (@ScottDo64534498) October 7, 2019
That’s great news cause my Nan is better than Oli McBurnie
— The Peoples Republic of LEITH🇳🇬💚🇳🇬 (@legod0407) October 7, 2019
TBF id have been happier with Susan Boyle in the squad ahead of McBurnie
— Steven Nugent (@spiderlegs101) October 7, 2019
Lol Oli really did rattle all the Scotland fans
— Fįnn (@SCFC__Finn) October 7, 2019
Respect your best striker?
— dave🤠 (@GucciGovea) October 7, 2019
Scotland Squad Upgrade…..more like
McBurnie is out of the Scotland firing line
In McBurnie’s several performances for Scotland he hasn’t managed to score, which has clearly irked some fans. Some sections of the Tartan Army expect the forward to score regularly.
It’s not like he’s played terribly in every game, he simply hasn’t perfected his primary task, to score goals.
Whilst it seems as if some Scotland fans are happy over his lack of involvement with Scotland this month, he is the best striker we have who’s playing on a regular basis at the moment.
He’s played eight Premier League games this season, albeit he’s only scored one goal. Perhaps it’ll be good for McBurnie to step out of the Scotland firing line for a bit, as he is an easy target for fans right now.
The striker has plenty of doubters on the international scene, but he won’t get the chance to silence them this month.