Grayson surprised by omission
Simon Grayson has expressed his surprise at Ross McCormack's omission by Craig Levein for Scotland's friendly with Cyprus.
Last Updated: 02/11/11 12:09pm
Leeds boss Simon Grayson has expressed his surprise at striker Ross McCormack's omission by Craig Levein for Scotland's upcoming friendly with Cyprus.
McCormack has scored 10 times for the Whites this season but Levein has instead turned to Huddersfield Town's in-form Jordan Rhodes, who has nine goals in just five games.
It is Rhodes' maiden call-up for his country and while Grayson knows the striker is a 'good player' he also points out that he is playing in League One.
"I am not going to question Craig Levein's decision on who he picks in the squad," he continued.
"But obviously when you have a player who is the joint leading scorer in the Championship and he is beaten into a squad by someone from the division below in Jordan Rhodes - who I know is a good player - then you would think Ross should be in.
"You'll have to ask him that," he replied when asked about McCormack's reaction. "But our staff and players have been taking the mickey out of him left, right and centre.
"Ross knows in no uncertain terms that he is not good enough to play for Scotland! Seriously, Ross can't do too much more than do what he has been doing and keep scoring goals for Leeds."