Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has called on Leigh Griffiths to bury the hatchet with Scotland boss Alex McLeish after the striker pulled out of international duty.
The striker made himself unavailable for Scotland before the clashes with Israel and Portugal, amid rumours of a dispute with McLeish.
However, Sutton has called upon Griffiths to not repeat the same mistakes he did with England, with the former Norwich and Celtic striker only picking up one cap for the Three Lions after a dispute with then manager Glenn Hoddle.
Sutton said, via the Daily Record:
When you are an old has-been like me you have plenty of time to put the feet up and ponder the course of your career.
Luckily there’s plenty of positives for me to look back on but when it comes to representing my country there is only one feeling – regret.
Take note Leigh Griffiths. Don’t make the same mistake I did.
Griffiths is not fooling anyone with his excuse at pulling out of Scotland duty. I have criticised his fitness but if he is able to play the last five games with Celtic then you can’t tell me he couldn’t have done a job for his country.
Griffiths has been criticised by many for not being at full capacity so far this season, but the Celtic man is still scoring goals.
He has also had some great moments for his country, with the goal against England being a highlight.
However, with Scotland again suffering defeat, this time to Israel, McLeish might need a striker of Griffiths quality back in the side.