Bryan Gunn comments on Steve Clarke attempt for Southampton’s Angus Gunn

Jan Bednarek and Angus Gunn of Southampton react after Chelsea's third goal scored by N'Golo Kante of Chelsea (not pictured) during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and...

Angus Gunn has been at Southampton since 2018.

Angus Gunn of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Bournemouth at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton on Friday 20th September 2019.

Bryan Gunn has told The Scottish Sun that Steve Clarke tried to convince his son and Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn to join up with the Scotland team.

Gunn has played for the England youth teams and trained with the senior side before the 2018 World Cup finals.

The 23-year-old joined Southampton from Manchester City in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £13.5 million.

The former Norwich City goalkeeper’s father, Gunn - who played six times for Scotland in the 1990s - has stated that Clarke tried to convince his son to play for Scotland when he was initially appointed in the role.

Bryan Gunn told The Scottish Sun: “Immediately after Stevie was appointed manager he contacted us asking if Angus would change his mind and play for Scotland in the future.

“Angus has been involved with England at different levels and decided that this was the course he wanted to stay on in the future.”

Playing for England

Gunn has not been at his best for Southampton so far this season, but there is no doubt that the 23-year-old is a very good goalkeeper who can and will get better.

There is every chance that in the coming years Gunns could earn a place in the England senior lineup.

Angus Gunn of Southampton instructs his team during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary's Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

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