Levein keen on McCulloch

Scotland boss welcomes Rangers man's availability

McCulloch: Available again

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Scotland boss Craig Levein is happy to have Rangers ace Lee McCulloch available for selection as he ponders his first squad.

The versatile former Motherwell and Wigan player stated he did not want to be considered under George Burley's reign as he did not feel the former boss rated him and was keen to focus on his club career.

But 15-cap McCulloch has now performed a U-turn and is in the reckoning to be selected for Levein's bow as national team boss in the Hampden Park friendly against Czech Republic on 3rd March.

"I know all about Lee," said Levein, who is due to name his squad next Monday.

Eligible

"The great advantage for me of having been a manager in the SPL is I have seen a lot of him over the years.

"He's a really good player and is doing very well for Rangers this season.

"So Lee's decision is naturally of interest to me. I want to see good players with Scotland.

"I don't have a squad yet so I don't have a clue what every single name will be on it but I will look at every person who is eligible."