English Training Can Help Scotland
Scotland's goal hero from the Argentina World Cup, Archie Gemmill can see a bright future for Scotland thanks to the talent playing down south. He believe that, if they continue to impress, they can take Scotland to their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France. The World Cup starts on 11 June and Scotland's football fans will be watching the finals of a major tournament from afar this summer after Scotland failed to make it through to the finals. Gemmill, who played most of his football with Nottingham Forest and Derby, believes that those Scots who have followed in his footsteps recently can help Craig Levein guide the national team to the 2012 European Championships.
The Scotland legend said: "I am very hopeful for the next European Championships, actually, and I have no doubt the players are there. I think there is a very good squad of young players coming through and Craig Levein is going to have a job to actually pick the best 20 or 21. You have (Graham) Dorrans, Charlie Adam, (Steven) Fletcher as well as Garry Kenneth at Dundee United, that's four and you could go on and on. There are a lot of good players about and there are a few doing well down south. If you went back to my days there were an awful lot of Scottish players down there, then for years there wasn't a lot but they are getting such a good reputation that they are being snapped up again and they are all doing exceptionally well. Fletcher got into double figures (with Burnley) in the first year in the Premier League and Dorrans was outstanding at West Brom. So given another year under their belt and a little bit more experience, I'm very, very confident of qualification."
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