Gallagher backed for call-up

14 October 2008 02:53
Plymouth Argyle manager Paul Sturrock believes Scotland should hand Paul Gallagher the chance to build an international career. The 24-year-old has been in blistering form since arriving at Home Park on loan from Blackburn Rovers in August, finding the net four times in only seven starts for the Pilgrims. Sturrock has backed Gallagher to make the step up to international football, telling the Evening Herald: "The system Scotland played the other day was ideal for him. He's got the attributes to definitely play in a 4-3-3 or a 4-5-1. "He's a talented footballer and he's been around the B internationals before, but I don't know how he did in that. He wouldn't let them down. Chris Iwelumo is playing in the team from our league. "I'm sure the Scottish coaching team know about him and, if he keeps playing like he is, he'll get his chance. "The Championship is as competitive as the Premier League in Scotland, so it wouldn't be a culture shock for him."

Source: ESA