Souness backs Amo for Scots call

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Blackburn boss Graeme Souness has urged Berti Vogts to press ahead and seek to have Lorenzo Amoruso registered to play for Scotland.

Rugged Italian defender Amoruso paved the way for a potential international call for Scotland by insisting he would love to play for his 'adopted' nation.

Souness saw his home nation thrashed by Wales in midweek and feels Scotland would benefit from seeking to bring in players of the calibre of Rovers defender Amoruso, following the relaxation of eligibility rules by Fifa.

"I think given Scotland's plight at this time, why not?" Souness said to Sky Sports News about the possibility of Amoruso turning out for Scotland.

"Southern Ireland have been doing it for years, ever since the era of Jack Charlton. They exploited it for years, some people who played for them did not even know where Ireland was on the map.

"So if others do it Scotland should be looking into it and he (Vogts) should be looking into trying to take advantage of anything going and Lorenzo would be a real asset."

Souness feels the criticism levelled at Vogts is wrong, due to the lack of quality he has at his disposal.

"Berti is taking a lot of stick and that is wrong, the pool of players he is picking from is as shallow as I have ever seen," added Souness.