SCOTLAND captain Andy Robertson has insisted that his team-mates are committed to the national side following another raft of call-offs, Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara thinks Neil McCann could replace Craig Levein as Hearts manager and Motherwell defender Barry Maguire is unsurpised that his boss Stephen Robinson is being linked with the vacancies at Hearts and Hibs.

Players are committed to Scotland, insists Robertson

After Liam Cooper, Scott McTominay, Ryan Fraser and Andy Robertson withdrew from the latest Scotland squad, captain Robertson has insisted that the players involved in the national team set-up remain committed. He said: "It’s not from a lack of trying from the lads but in terms of injuries it’s never easy and when you do have a small injury then sometimes you need to rest it."

Taylor backed to star for national side

With Robertson and Kieran Tierney playing no part in the upcoming double-header with Cyprus and Kazahkstan, the Liverpool left-back has tipped Celtic defender Greg Taylor to star for Steve Clarke's side. "Greg was unbelievable against Belgium away and is more than capable of filling in that left-back role, and it gives the manager a chance to look at him," said Robertson.

Dyer: Withdrawals are no reflection on Clarke

Scotland assistant Alex Dyer says that the recent withdrawals from the Scotland squad should not be seen as a reflection on Steve Clarke. He said: "If there are lads who don’t want to be here that is fair enough. But the lads who want to be here are the ones we have to deal with and we will make sure we focus on them. We will make sure they are ready to go for the games."

Frimpong receives Netherlands call-up

Celtic defender Jeremie Frimpong has been called up to the Dutch under-20s side for their fixture against the Czech Republic, according to the Daily Record. Frimpong's excellent start to life at Parkhead has caught the eye of the Netherlands heirarchy and has three under-19 caps to his name, but has never played at under-20 level on the international stage.

Kamara hopes McCann lands Hearts role

Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara has backed Neil McCann to succeed Craig Levein as Hearts manager and belives he is the perfect candidate to revitalise the Tynecastle club. Kamara, who played under McCann at Dundee, told the Scottish Sun: "I’m not surprised to see Neil linked with the Hearts job — and I hope he gets it. He is a great manager and he deserves to be involved in the game."

Maguire unsurprised by Robinson speculation

Motherwell centre-half Barry Maguire has admitted that he is not surprised to see Steelmen boss Stephen Robinson linked with a move to the capital after his excellent work at Fir Park. "It’s understandable why he’s been linked with jobs, it’s not a shock to any of us," Maguire revealed. "The job he’s done at Motherwell with the resources he has is a credit to him and how well he’s done."

'Gerrard is the man to deliver success for Rangers'

Former Rangers goalkeeper Neil Alexander is convinced that Steven Gerrard is the perfect manager to bring silverware to Ibrox this season. He said: "He has been exactly what Rangers needed, he has got that enthusiasm, the drive and that passion like the Rangers support and he is a winner."