Robson gets Burley backing
George Burley insists Barry Robson is still part of his plans for the Scotland national side.
By Laura Slatcher
Last Updated: 29/03/08 12:56pm
Scotland manager George Burley has assured midfielder Barry Robson he will be part of the squad for May's friendly with the Czech Republic.
Reports had suggested that Robson was unhappy at being sent home from the Scotland training camp ahead of their draw with Croatia on Wednesday.
SFA officials had ruled the 29-year-old unfit ahead of the game but Burley insists there is no problem with the Celtic midfielder.
"Barry Robson is very much part of my squad, and injury permitting, will be in my squad for the next match," Burley told the Scottish Daily Express.
The Scotland boss insists he had no option but to send the former Dundee United man back to his club after he picked up a knee injury in Celtic's win over Gretna.
"I saw the injury for myself and Barry's knee had ballooned up," he added. "It was that bad he was struggling to walk and it was clear he was in a lot of pain and needed treatment.
"The boy wanted to stay but we thought it would be better for him to go back and get treatment at his club because Celtic have some big games coming up, and the last thing we wanted to do was make the injury worse."