Keeper has Scotland hopes

Last Updated: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:06

Cardiff keeper David Marshall is hoping his form for his club will help him seal his position as Scotland's number one.

The Bluebirds shot stopper has now got ten international caps to his name and is the man in possession of the current number one jersey after keeping clean sheets in his last two outings against the USA and Norway.

Hull keeper Allan McGregor is his main rival but his injury has given Marshall a chance to take his place and he intends to keep it.

He told Wales online: "My focus is on playing as well as I possibly can for Cardiff City and try to show I'm worth a place in the Scotland team.

"I worked with the gaffer (Gordon Strachan) when I was young as well when I was around 20 years old.

"He's always been good with me. He likes people to work hard and I am up for that.

"The clean sheets against USA and Norway certainly helped.

"There has been a bit of a resurgence for Scotland in recent months, although we've mainly been playing friendlies and qualifiers when we were already out of the competition.

"We need to put things in perspective but it's certainly true we have to start well in the next campaign.

"The bad start we made for the World Cup qualifiers killed us a bit.

"We're doing okay at the minute and we've picked up a few good results, but the most important thing is how we start the next campaign."

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