John Collins speaks about Celtic duo Armstrong and Mackay-Steven's Scotland ommision

Celtic's assistant manager John Collins has said how he feels about the omission of two of their players from the Scotland squad.

Celtic’s assistant manager John Collins has had his say on the decision not to include Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven in the Scotland squad for their upcoming matches against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

In comments published by Celtic’s Twitter account, Collins spoke specifically about the recently signed pair, rather than Leigh Griffiths, whose omission also came as a surprise considering his recent form.

Mackay-Steven and Armstrong both signed from Dundee United in January, and while the pair have had to sit out some recent matches due to being cup-tied, they have still had time to impress, the former scoring two goals in six appearances and the latter netting twice and setting up another in seven matches to date.

When asked what he thought about the Celtic pair not being named in the latest Scotland squad, Collins said, “I am surprised. They have done very well for us, but their time will come.”

It certainly will and for now they will be focusing on their next potential match for Celtic, which will come next weekend, against a side they know very well indeed.

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