Sheffield Wednesday: Memo to Gordon Strachan - Ross Wallace hasn't given up on Scotland hopes

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It may have been almost exactly seven years ago since the first and only appearance for his country but Ross Wallace is not giving up hope of one day pulling on the Scotland jersey again.

The Sheffield Wednesday winger has been overlooked for years, despite the struggles of the national team and the fact he's been playing regularly at a high level all during that period.

Ross Wallace is an almost ever-present in the Sheffield Wednesday team

Ross Wallace is an almost ever-present in the Sheffield Wednesday team

The lack of a call from Gordon Strachan is something Wallace admits he is frustrated by.

That one cap came in a 2-0 defeat to Japan in Yokohama and the 31 year old, who has seen two of his Owls team mates, Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher, travel with the squad this season, doesn't want that to be his career's only international memory.

"I would love to get back into the squad," he said. "I have been playing at a good level in the Championship and at times in the Premier League, I think I have earned the chance to get in that squad but that's not up to me that's up to the manager. He picks that squad and I have just got to keep knuckling down and plugging away and hopefully I get that call.

"That's the way football goes. I don't think wide men have been a problem, we've had some good wide players over the years playing so it's always been very difficult to get in there."

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

While Wallace still covets another chance to play for Scotland, the Dundee-born winger says his main footballing focus is on his club.

"he main thing for me, my main priority is with Sheffield Wednesday," he said. "I want to get three points in all the games I'm involved in and hopefully climb the league."

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