McCormack questions Scots snub
Ross McCormack has again expressed his frustration at being overlooked by Scotland after being left out of the squad to face Slovenia.
Last Updated: 21/02/12 10:25am
Ross McCormack has again expressed his frustration at being overlooked by Scotland coach Craig Levein after being left out of the squad to face Slovenia.
The Leeds United striker has scored 16 goals this season, but has not been included in Levein's plans for next week's friendly away to Slovenia.
He has not played for Scotland since the Carling Nations Cup last May and has questioned why other forwards have been selected ahead of him.
"I don't feel as if I will be in a squad no matter if I score goals or not," he told the Scottish Sun.
Hard to take
"It is hard to take as people keep telling me I am going to be in the next squad or should be in it.
"Meanwhile, you have Craig Mackail-Smith who is not playing for his club, Jamie Mackie is not playing for his club and David Goodwillie is not playing for his club.
"The only striker in the squad who is playing for his club is Kenny Miller.
"I'd understand if they'd scored a lot more goals than me, but they haven't. I have no idea why I am not in the squad."
McCormack claims he has tried unsuccessfully to contact national team scout Michael Oliver in the hope of finding out why he is being overlooked.
"I don't have a problem with Craig, I am just gutted I am not in his squad," added McCormack.
"I have been trying to phone Mick Oliver but he hasn't answered the phone to me.
"No-one will tell me why I haven't been in the last few squads."