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Scots could cap Driver if plan succeeds

HEARTS star Andrew Driver could be given the green light to play for Scotland under a new gentlemen's agreement among the Home Nations.

Scotland want to rewrite the rules on qualifying for an international cap to allow youngsters who have been at school in this country for over four years to become eligible for selection.

Under the current regulations players are only eligible through a parent or grandparent's bloodline, however Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland met in Holland last month and agreed that it would be mutually beneficial to adjust the rules.

England will be asked to rubber stamp the gentlemen's agreement tomorrow when all four Home Nations get together at the annual meeting of the International Football Association Board and SFA President George Peat said: "We were thinking of the case perhaps of an asylum seeker who has been to primary school here. We are looking at it to apply to those who have been in Scottish education for four or five years before the school leaving age – which would be 16 – and then became a British passport holder.

"Essentially these people regard themselves as Scottish."

 
 
 

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