Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper

The cries for Gary Hooper’s inclusion at international level have long been brewing in the heart of Glasgow but it was his spirited performances in this season’s Champions League that prompted praise from home soil.

Former England striker Gary Linekar championed the calls for the 24-year-old to feature against Sweden. His protests went unanswered but with Hooper’s contract situation hanging in the balance at Celtic Park, a move to the Premier League may just thrust him into contention.