McNamara happy to stay with Bhoys
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
McNamara, who featured for Scotland in Wednesday's defeat to Germany, has been in and out of O'Neill's side this season.
Although he is keen to keep his international ambitions alive McNamara has no intentions of quitting Celtic for regular first team football.
The versatile performer was linked with Dundee United in the summer, but McNamara is keen to stay and fight for his place at Parkhead.
"I've finally got my Scotland place back and I would like to keep it, whatever the position. I just want a regular slot in the starting line-up," said McNamara.
"It's up to the manager. All I can do is my best when I get the chances.
"Club football is my bread and butter, but we have a big squad and I'm not going to leave Celtic just to get a game for Scotland, that's the bottom line.
"I know Martin O'Neill was in Dortmund, so hopefully I've done enough to convince him that I should be involved at the weekend and next week in Munich."