Pearson rejects commitment claims
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Taylor was upset at players figuring for their clubs soon after missing the recent friendlies with Romania and Denmark.
Pearson insists that none of the Scotland players would intentionally miss out on international duty as they are proud to represent their country.
"I don't think that's the case," said Pearson. "I don't think any of the Old Firm players would pull out of the squad if they didn't have a genuine injury.
"I am sure they are always the same as me and always want to represent their country.
"The bottom line is if you are not fit then you can't really go and represent your country so you are better off staying and trying to get treatment to get better.
"The squad was stretched to the limits here. A lot of boys missed out.
"Some picked up injuries away on international duty so the squad was stretched and I was put on the bench for Celtic.
"Obviously it is a massive thing to go and represent my country and it is a great honour to do that.
"I have been a bit unfortunate to miss out on the last few games because of injuries but that is just part and parcel of playing every week and picking up these injuries.
"But the important thing is that you go and do the best you can in order to play for your country."