Scotland coach Steven Reid has backed Che Adams to overcome his critics after the Southampton star committed his future to the national team.

The striker represented England at youth level but now Adams will wear the colours of Scotland on the senior stage. Manager Steve Clarke has convinced the Southampton striker to pull on the navy blue, having rejected the call in 2017.

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The Southampton striker has chosen Scotland (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Some aren’t happy with Adams now coming back ahead of Euro 2020, but assistant Scotland coach Reid believes he will prove those who doubt him wrong: “We are delighted. It’s been rumbling on for a bit of time now but we are delighted to finally get it over the line and get him involved. He’s been in really good form for Southampton.

“We are looking forward to working with him over the next 10 days. They have all got their own qualities, even the boys who have been with us in previous squads and those who are unfortunate not to be in squad.

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“That’s without going into what Che can add and others maybe not. I think it’s plain to see what Che will bring off the back of his form this season. The squad is strong. It’s a welcoming group. Everybody is on the same page. You are not going to please everyone all the time.

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Reid backs him. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“All Che can do is work hard, hopefully take his opportunity when it comes, score a goal or two and get a few positive results. Things are soon yesterday’s news but you can’t please everyone. But we are delighted he’s here, most importantly.”

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