There’s stars from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool involved – and David Marshall says it was only a matter of time before such players came to the Scotland fore.

The experienced goalkeeper was first involved with the national team in 2004 but is now witnessing the likes of Liverpool star Andy Robertson, Arsenal ace Kieran Tierney and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay making themselves first-team regulars for Scotland.


Men from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool have made a positive impression on experienced Scotland keeper Marshall after Premier League form. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

There’s debate over who goes where, particularly over the Arsenal and Liverpool men, but Marshall says it just makes for an ‘exciting time’ to be a Scotland fan: “When I came back into the squad a few years ago and when I’ve seen the young lads coming through I did feel as if it was going to be an exciting time.

“You’ve got the likes of Andy Robertson, who has had an exceptional few years. Kieran has gone down south and done really well, and Scott’s kicked on again, which we fully expected. There’s a lot of confidence and belief in the squad and these lads help to lift that. There’s strong competition for all the starting places now.

“I think in every team that’s doing well, every position is really up for grabs, especially with the Euros coming as well. There’s a lot of lads looking to make an impact. Obviously we’ve got Che Adams in for his first campaign and he’s settled in really well. I’m sure everyone will be looking to make a mark.”

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