St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson and Canada head coach John Herdman will have an “ongoing dialogue” about David Wotherspoon’s chances of World Cup selection.
The McDiarmid Park manager revealed that the two men have talked now that the three-time cup winner has got a significant amount of substitute game-time under his belt and his comeback after the best part of a year out is progressing nicely.
Canada have arranged a couple of pre-Qatar friendlies – against Bahrain on Friday November 11 and Japan on Thursday November 17.
Even if Herdman decides he wants Wotherspoon in his 26-man squad for the finals, which has to be officially announced by November 13 at the latest, that doesn’t automatically mean Sunday’s clash with Rangers will be his last for Saints before the Premiership is put on hold.
Scott Arfield and David Wotherspoon both looked good today in substitute performances. We need midfield help. #CanMNT
— CanMNTonly (@CanMNTonly) October 29, 2022
“I’ve spoken to the Canadian manager,” said Davidson.
“We’re going to have an ongoing dialogue.
“We (Saints) want to give David the best opportunity to go to the World Cup.
“It’s possible that we might still have him for the St Mirren game.
“You can see his movement is a lot better and the quality is still there.
“He’s nearly back to full fitness and a competitive 90 minutes is the last thing.”