James Morrison happy with decision to play for Scotland
James Morrison says he has no regrets over opting to play for Scotland as opposed to England.
Last Updated: 10/08/13 11:18am
The West Brom midfielder, who was born in Darlington but qualifies for Scotland through his Scottish grandparents, is expected to line-up for Gordon Strachan's side against the nation of his birth in the friendly at Wembley next week.
The 27-year-old, who helped Scotland beat Croatia in a World Cup qualifier in June, believes he has proved he is good enough to have earned an England cap.
"As a kid growing up in Darlington, I was very close to my family and their Scottish roots," Morrison told the Sun. "My grandparents are both Scottish - that's one of the reasons why I decided to do what I did.
"However, looking back I probably would have had a chance to play for England by now... Garth Crooks certainly thought so."
Last season, BBC pundit Crooks criticised England boss Roy Hodgson - who used to manage Morrison at West Brom - for not picking the midfielder, despite him having already played 27 times for Scotland.
"Any publicity is good publicity," added Morrison. "I had a good laugh at Garth's comments. But my opportunity to play for Scotland came a long time ago and I'm glad I took it.
"I have never regretted my decision and I'll have no mixed emotions at Wembley."