Robertson hopes for Scotland call

Blackpool's Clark Robertson
Blackpool's Clark Robertson
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Clark Robertson hopes he can force his way into the Scotland national team after being watched by boss Gordon Strachen in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old has been an almost ever present for Blackpool this season since his switch from Aberdeen in the summer.

He made ten appearances for Scotland’s U21 side before injury hampered his progress last season.

But after Scotland boss Strachen watched Blackpool and Robertson in action recently, he hopes he can impress enough to earn a senior call.

“I hope people don’t forget about me,” he said.

“Gordon was down at our game two weeks ago so that was good to see.

“He’s maybe seen that I’m playing every week for Blackpool so he’s come to have a look.

“If I can keep playing here, hopefully the national team boss takes note and gives me a chance.”

Robertson is one of three Scottish players at Bloomfield Road, something which has helped him settle into the Fylde coast.

While Jim McAlister lives with his family, Robertson stays much closer to countryman John Herron.

He revealed: “Having a couple of Scottish boys here, John and Jim, has helped me settle in after leaving Aberdeen.

“I’m in a ground floor flat and John’s in the top floor so we have a bit of banter.

“It’s really helped us all settle in.”