Clarke yet to decide on new Scotland number one amid Gordon absence

Angus Gunn joined Zander Clark and Liam Kelly in the squad but the Scotland boss is yet to decide who will be handed the gloves.

No decision made on Scotland goalkeeper position with three in contention to replace Craig Gordon SNS Group

Steve Clarke has still to decide who will play in goals for Scotland when they kick-off their journey towards Euro 2024 against Cyprus.

The manager has named Motherwell’s Liam Kelly, Hearts stopper Zander Clark and former England youth goalie Angus Gunn in his squad for the games at the end of this month.

Gunn, whose father Bryan earned six caps for Scotland in the early 1990s, committed his future to the national team after talks with Clarke last week.

But the 27-year-old has not been given any guarantees on being handed the task of filling the void left by veteran keeper Craig Gordon – who is a long-term injury and nearing the end of his career.

The 40-year-old Hearts captain suffered a double leg break on Christmas Eve but has recently insisted he plans to recover in time for the start of next season.

After revealing his latest squad on Tuesday, Clarke insisted its “all to play for” when the squad meet for their training camp ahead of the Hampden double header against the Cypriots and Spain.

Explaining his “very honest” conversation with Gunn, Clarke said: “Just the circumstances and the situation as to how Angus had come to his earlier decisions, how he had come to his later decision.

“For me it was just being honest that he would be coming in as one of the goalkeepers in the squad and it would be up to him to force his way into the team if he was good enough to do that.

“None of them have got any caps so all to play for in the week.”

Despite his lack of international caps Gunn would likely be seen as the most experienced of the three options after spells in the English top flight with Southampton and Norwich.

Clark has captained Hearts in recent games in the absence of Gordon and Laurence Shankland, and Kelly, who also had a spell down south with QPR, has been an ever present for Motherwell this season.

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