Strachan convinced the ‘Derry Pele’ has it all ahead of friendly

Paddy McCourt is part of Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad for next week's friendly at Hampden Park.
Paddy McCourt is part of Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland squad for next week's friendly at Hampden Park.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has hinted that ex-Derry City Paddy McCourt is the complete player.

The ex-Celtic manager also admitted that the Parkhead men should tried their best to keep the Northern Ireland international.

“Paddy is as gifted a footballer as I have ever seen. Some players can see a pass, but not dribble. Others can dribble, but not see a pass. Paddy can do both,” said Strachan.

“And, I have got to say, watching Paddy is one of the best things in football.”

Strachan made the comments ahead of his Scotland facing up against McCourt in a friendly game next week.

As for McCourt he isn’t worried about the future.

“I haven’t thought about what will happen at the end of the season, it’s not something I’ve given any focus,” he admitted.

“I’ve just come here to get games and whatever happens at the end of the season will happen.”