Wright backs O’Halloran for Scotland call


St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright says striker Michael O’Halloran has what it takes to play for Scotland.

The 24-year-old played a starring role as his side came from behind at Morton to progress to the League Cup semi-finals, scoring one goal and setting up another.

Now his manager reckons he deserves the attention of national boss Gordon Strachan.

“On that form, I don’t think there is anything better at the minute in our league.

“I don’t think there are any Scottish players playing better than what he has been for the last couple of months.”

O’Halloran joined the Saints last year after being released by Bolton, and Wright says he will keep improving.

“Since Michael came here, he has done well, but he is just getting better and better and long may it continue,” he added.

“I love working with him and he is an exciting talent and found an environment where he is enjoying is football.

“He is full of confidence and belief.

“There were three men round him for the goal and it is not luck. It is skill – and he is an exciting player.

“It was a fully-deserved win and a good performance with a lot of quality.”

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