Hearts fans react to John Souttar’s Scotland U21 inclusion

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Hearts fans took to social media to express their surprise that John Souttar was included in Scotland’s U21 squad for the upcoming qualifiers with Andorra and the Netherlands. It was hoped he would be part of Alex McLeish’s first-team squad.

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John Souttar has been included in the Scotland U21 squad. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

John Souttar has been included in the Scotland U21 squad. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

@BurnieHearts: “This is a joke. No wonder the National team doesn’t get the support it once did.”

@keithyboy1975: “How can he no get in Scotland squad, Berra injured, McKenna injured, Hendry is too weak, Mulgrew is a passenger now.... Who is actually getting picked before him these days. He was part of one of the tightest defences in Scotland last year and still gets overlooked.... Shocking!!”

@GraemeMcGinty: “Absolutely ridiculous”

@ianwight15: “It doesn’t matter if the full games are only friendlies. The age old adage that the hardest thing to do is get yourself out of the full squad. We need to bleed the youth of today with the aim of ending our appalling qualifying record for major tournaments.”

@Adullamite1: “Souttar plays for the wrong club...”

Craig Rankine: “Plays for the wrong club, no doubt he’d be capped already if he played for league 1 team like Gillingham or Doncaster. Hendry has looked average at best, can just see him being included in the squad though.”

@xxp123: “McLeish was at the game on Saturday, not one of Souttars best games , particularly the second half , so I’m not surprised. He didn’t impress. It can’t be underestimated how much he benefits playing alongside Berra.”

Russell Stewart: “Mcleish was at the Dunfermline game.... based on that performance I’m shocked he got in the u21s”

@MENTALFATHER79: “Shocking considering that lad at Celtic could not lace sSuttar’s boots.”

@KMcKNIGHT95: “John Souttar not being called up by Mcleish just highlights that he doesn’t pick Hearts players left out Berra when he was fit this happened when he was last in charge Said before club before country for me wont support Scotland till someone new who’s no in the dark ages comes in.”

@RFBorthwick: “John Souttar could still get called up for the senior squad on Monday as it’s not been finalised yet.”

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