Steve Evans says Gordon Strachan is keeping an eye on Liam Cooper

Scotland Football

Alex Mowatt and Liam Bridcutt could also be in line for recalls.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has been discussing the potential for international call-ups for three of his players, who could end up playing for his nation.

The main player in question is Liam Cooper. The 24-year-old defender has recently been in excellent form for his nation and has played for Scotland up to Under-19 level.

But it seems that Liam Bridcutt and Alex Mowatt might be in for a call-up as well.

Evans told his press conference today, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post:

“The boy Cooper just seems to get better and better with every game we play.

“I understand he can play for my country which is a bonus because we are not overly blessed with good centre backs and when you start getting international managers asking about him then that tells you the type of form he’s in.

“I have had a chat with (Scotland boss) Gordon (Strachan) and he has asked me about two or three players in particular at Thorp Arch and part of that conversation involved Liam. It’s good."

Cooper's call-up would be just rewards for his good form and a natural progression. Bridcutt meanwhile has just the one cap for Scotland from 2013 and has not been in the picture for some time.

Alex Mowatt on the other hand would the biggest surprise of all. He is a player who has played for England up to Under-20 level but does qualify for Scotland through his father.

The 20-year-old would likely be reluctant to make a big decision on his international future at this stage of his career.

Scotland face Serbia in their next game in March so the trio will have plenty of time to impress Strachan and co ahead of that fixture, as the Scotland boss looks to the next generation to bring some success north of the border.

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