Driver Undecided On Scotland Call-Up

By hearts-mad newsroom
Last updated : 16 October 2009
Following a change of rules by UEFA, George Burley can now pick the Hearts winger for his national squad even though Driver has played for the England Under-21 team.

But if he gets the call one player in particular won't be best pleased - club skipper Michael Stewart.

Driver said: "I know Michael would never approve. He's the biggest patriot you could meet. "Not a day goes by that he doesn't give me grief about being English. He wants England to lose at everything."

One team mate who would like to see Driver pull on the dark blue of Scotland is Lee Wallace, who made his own debut for George Burley's side in Japan on Saturday.

Wallace said: "Of course, it would be good to see him in the same Scotland squad as me - obviously if I was involved. "It would be nice to see, nice for him personally as well.

"With all the drama and everyone's opinions on what he should be doing, at the end of the day it's his decision. "So whether or not it comes about, we'll have to wait and see."

Driver won't be 22 until next month but has learned a lot in his short career from working under nine different managers at Tynecastle. Not all of them made a good impression.

He said: "Eduard Malofeev was a lunatic.  "He was in charge for a month and we didn't win once. He had us doing wheelbarrow races and leapfrogs in training.

"We never saw a ball and it was no wonder we were rubbish. We tried to get it sorted out but he had no English.

"Current boss Csaba Laszlo is a character who does go on a bit. We're on the training pitch for hours but he's passionate about everything. "His organisational skills are brilliant. At least under Csaba we can get back to talking about football."

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