Kevin McDonald backed to realise his Scotland dream

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – Capital City Press

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has backed gutted Kevin McDonald to realise his Scotland dream – despite injury forcing him out of the current squad.

The 26-year-old has scored three goals in 10 appearances from midfield for the Championship outfit this term and was rewarded with a call-up for the crunch Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar.

However, McDonald – who said it would be an “honour” to win his maiden international cap – was forced to withdraw due to a lower back injury, with Graham Dorrans taking his place.

(Pic: Brolof)
Kevin McDonald has enjoyed a profitable campaign in the Championship (Pic: Brolof)

 

Nevertheless, Jackett is adamant it will not be long before McDonald pulls on the dark blue jersey if he can continue his current form.

The Molineux boss said: “It’s unfortunate for Kevin but if he keeps putting on top class performances I think it’ll work for him.

“Scotland have these two last qualifiers to go and then they start on a new campaign, which could be interesting for Kevin. His way in to that campaign is to keep playing well for Wolves.

“Certainly his last two games have been very good and I’m sure he can get that international call-up at the right time.”

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