|[18 APR 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Telfer Gets Second Scotland Call
City’s tough tackling midfielder Paul Telfer has earned himself a
second call-up to the Scotland squad after producing some fine
The 28-year-old was handed a debut
by boss Craig Brown last month after the tartan army suffered a string
of withdrawals through injury.
Former Luton star Telfer impressed
in the clash with France, which was to mark the opening of the new
Hampden Stadium, and has been included in the latest party to face The
Telfer, who joined the Sky Blues
from Kenilworth Road for £1.15 million in the summer of 1995, started
the clash with the World Champions and won praise despite his country
suffering a 2-0 reverse.
Brown has now rewarded the gritty
utility man with a second consecutive call-up, and could well hand him
a different role to the one he played three weeks ago.
The Scotland boss said at that
time that he felt Telfer could do a job for his country in the wide
right role, although against France he was employed in a defensive
“I think there is certainly a
position where Telfer could fill a bit of a void for us in what I
would call a wide-right role.
“It is sometimes a wing-back
position but we like to play a 4-4-2 formation and with Telfer’s
great engine and smashing ability to deliver a ball he is ideal on
the right hand side.
“We have been watching his
progress for a wee while and when Gary McAllister was still playing
for us he used to regularly mention Paul’s form.
“He is a very quiet unassuming
chap and although his first two selections have been against France
and Netherlands he will not be phased by it.”