Michael Weir: Scotland goal can spur Hibs players on

Steve Clarke has a strong squad at the moment with the Euros just round the corner but Kevin Nisbet’s call-up should serve as a message to his team-mates at Easter Road.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 7:00 am
Steve Clarke speaks to Kevin Nisbet as he prepares to make his Scotland debut

I think all the Hibs players should be putting themselves forward for a call-up. The Scotland manager has said, and he has backed it up with his choices, that if a player is playing well for their club then they have a chance of being called up to the squad.

Clarke is always going to need players in different areas of the pitch and if I was a player at Hibs, I would be saying to myself: “I’m going to keep on performing here and try to get into the Scotland squad.”

Clarke has shown that he’s prepared to put people in who are performing well for their clubs and you can’t ask for a bigger incentive than that.

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The players at Hibs who are eligible to play for Scotland have to aim for that and give themselves every chance of entering the Scotland manager’s thoughts.

He’s on the look-out for players all the time and if you’re doing well at club level, you have every chance.

It only takes one regular to pick up an injury for plans and tactics to be thrown into disarray. Football can change so quickly.

Kieran Tierney has picked up an injury and we don’t know how serious it is or how long he might be out for, and there's a long way to go until the squad is finalised for the Euros so any players who reckon they have an outside chance of making it just have to keep on performing for their club and hopefully catch the manager’s eye. You just never know.

If I was a player at Hibs, or any other team for that matter at the moment, I would be looking to try and play as well as I could for my club because I think the manager is open to giving new boys a chance and he has proven that over the last six or seven months.

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