McAllister should have been
leading Scotland out in Paris when they opened the World Cup, but a knee ligament injury
ruled him out of the tournament.
He made a brave effort to be fit for the tournament but his leg gave way on his
comeback in a reserve game and he was forced to admit defeat. He underwent surgery on the
injury and trained with the Scottish squad in France.
McAllister started his career at Motherwell and had four seasons there as a pro before
moving to Leicester and then on to Leeds where he collected a League Championship medal
playing alongside Gordon Strachan.
The duo teamed up again two years ago when McAllister moved to Highfield Road after
Euro 1996, costing a then club record £3,000,000.