Canada boss John Herdman has been discussing the international future of Glasgow Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield, and he believes that he is more committed to the Gers at the moment than he is to his national side.
Arfield currently concentrating on Gers
£1.8m-valued Arfield (Transfermarkt) was born in Livingston, but he decided to play for the Canucks rather than Scotland. So far, he has 19 caps to his name.
However, he has not been selected for the last three Canada squads, and Herdman has suggested that a league title at Ibrox is at the forefront of his mind right now. He said (via The Daily Record):
“It’s an ongoing conversation with Scott. In his experiences now, he knows he’s getting late in his career. He’s got a very young family, so it’s about the right moments.
“I think for Scott, certainly this year, he’s got one focus and that’s to win the title with Rangers. He feels deeply committed to achieving that for the fans and he knows he can’t be getting pulled into international activity too frequently.
“The impact it had on him the previous season when we were pushing for the Nations League, it’s tough. His body is starting to ask him some critical questions.
“I think there’s definitely some issues he’s got behind the scenes in terms of his commitments and from my side, I’ll always respect him.
“But I think when the big games come, I think Scott will be available.”
It is unsurprising that Arfield is focused solely on wrapping up the Premiership title at Ibrox – he is yet to win a trophy in his career despite being 32 years of age. Winning the league would be the pinnacle of his career to date.
Will Arfield play again for Canada?
Canadian football is on the up. Stars such as Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies have already shone for their national side, and the likes of Arfield and Junior Hoilett continue to provide much-needed experience. This could be a glorious period for them – that, too, is something Arfield should not want to miss out on.
In other news, Rangers are set for £2.5m investment.
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