McGregor grateful for Levein
Allan McGregor says he is grateful to Craig Levein for giving him another stab at international football.
Last Updated: 25/07/10 6:57pm
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor says he is grateful to Scotland manager Craig Levein for giving him another stab at international football.
McGregor's career for the national team appeared to be over after he was banned by the Scottish Football Association alongside Barry Ferguson for their involvement in the 'Boozegate' affair.
But following George Burley's dismissal as boss, Levein has opened the door for the Gers stopper to wear the Scotland number one jersey again.
An opportunity awaits McGregor following first-choice keeper Craig Gordon's three-month lay-off with a broken arm and he could feature in the August friendly against Sweden and the Euro 2012 double-header with Liechtenstein and Lithuania.
And the 28-year-old says he is pleased to be in contention for his country - but he doesn't expect to walk straight back into the starting XI.
"It was good that Craig Levein indicated that he wanted me back," McGregor told his club's official website.
"He came to Murray Park soon after he took over and spoke to a few of the lads and we all liked what we heard.
"I obviously know that Craig is injured and that's disappointing for him. First of all I have to be picked but I obviously hope that I can get into the team.
"That's not a given because Marsh (David Marshall) did really well last season at Cardiff so I can't expect just to walk in.
"There are some big games coming up and I would like to be part of them but I realise that there is competition for the position."