Scotland hatch Welbeck plan

21 March 2009 12:17
Scotland are hoping to persuade Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck to turn his back on England.[LNB] The Daily Record understands that SFA chiefs are keen to see the 18-year commit his international future to George Burley's side, rather than Fabio Capello's.[LNB]Welbeck has become a household name this season after bursting onto the scene at Old Trafford.[LNB]He has not looked out of place in Sir Alex Ferguson's quintuple-chasing side and is being tipped for big things in the future.[LNB]He can already boast a Carling Cup winners' medal and will be hoping to get his hands on the Premier League crown at the end of the campaign.[LNB]Welbeck has also broken into Stuart Pearce's England U21 setup and is expected to form part of a squad which goes in search of European Championship glory this summer.[LNB]HonourHowever, without a full cap to his name, he could yet turn his back on the Three Lions.[LNB]He qualifies to play for Ghana, through his parents, while Hampden officials are now investigating claims he also has family links with Scotland.[LNB]Welbeck has opted to remain coy on the issue for now, though, insisting he is focused solely on improving his game.[LNB]"To get a call to the England U21s was a great honour and I'm just looking to push on," he said.[LNB]"I've just been playing and enjoying my football and whenever I get called up to any team I give it my best shot and do as well as I can."[LNB]

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