McCoist compared Henderson to Scotland’s current midfield, saying that he is ‘struggling to leave any one of them out right at this moment in time’.
He conceded that in a world where Henderson plays for Scotland, he would likely get games – but right now, he feels he would have difficulties breaking into the starting XI.
What did Rangers icon Ally McCoist say regarding Jordan Henderson?
Speaking on TalkSPORT, McCoist said: “That is a great question. I’m going to tell you right now, I hope Jordan Henderson isn’t listening, no. He is not getting in it. Our midfield and left side of defence is our strongest area of the team, with all due respect I think so.
“I think we have better forwards than we have had before, but not at the elite level. I think defensively we are far better than we have been, but perhaps not at the elite level.
“I think our strongest part of the team is our midfield and our left side of defence with Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson. Is he getting in ahead of Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor, John McGinn and Billy Gilmour? I am struggling to leave any one of them out right at this moment in time.
“Clearly Jordan Henderson would get games for Scotland there is no doubt about it, but right now on current form I am struggling to leave any of those four boys out.”
Would Jordan Henderson get into the current Scotland squad?
If Henderson was born a Scotsman, he would certainly have trouble securing a first-team spot for Scotland at the moment. The Tartan Army’s midfield is in excellent form, if their most recent game against Cyprus is anything to go by.
In that game, two of them got their names on the scoresheet – Scott McTominay and John McGinn. Even more impressively, they both each provided their assist for their respective goals.
Billy Gilmour and Callum McGregor were also brilliant against Cyprus, as they dictated the play from deep. England will not allow them to do this, but Steve Clarke will be aware of the fact.