Next Game

Hibernian v Rangers

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 12:30

Petrofac Training Cup First Round

Templeton not expecting call

David Templeton is not hopeful of a full Scotland call-up unless he can help re-establish Rangers in the top division.

Last Updated: 23/07/13 at 18:17 Post Comment

David Templeton: Dropped down three divisions last summer

David Templeton: Dropped down three divisions last summer

The winger - capped at U19 and U21 level - left the SPL for the Third Division when he joined Rangers from hearts last summer.

And Templeton suspected at the time his move would rule him out of contention at international level for a significant period.

"When I signed here, I gave up all hope on the Scotland squad for the first few years," he said.

"If we do get back to the top level, and I'm playing regularly, maybe then I'll get a sniff."

Templeton and team-mate Lee Wallace were both left out of Gordon Strachan's squad to take on England - Wallace despite previous inclusion under the manager.

Templeton said: "Lee has been consistent for years now and I'm quite surprised he is not in the squad just now.

"I think he's good enough to play for Scotland. Not a problem. It's unfortunate for him that he's not been called in."

Templeton's focus now is on recovering from a thigh injury in time for an August 6 friendly against Newcastle.

He said: "I'm not fit yet but I'm hoping by the time this game comes around I'll have a bit of game-time and be able to play part of the game and get my match fitness up.

"I had done a week of pre-season and went into the crossing after doing the running and I strained my thigh. It was just a niggly one and I've had to be careful with what I'm doing so that I don't make it worse and tear it."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company