SCOTLAND BOSS Alex McLeish says his side must attain the standards set by the Celtic players in his squad.

Speaking after losing 1-0 to Costa Rica the former Ibrox EBT man was striking some familiar notes i.e doing his best to get his side to keep up with Celtic. However, this time there’s no easy way to cheat the system in order to make it happen.

“The second-half was good. We should have finished with at least a draw and the subs made an instant impact. Stuart and Callum play together which shows.

“The Celtic players have been instrumental in Scotland’s fortunes over the past few months.

“You know what you’re going to get from them – it’s up to others to reach that standard.”

It’s no secret that Celtic are streets ahead of some of their Scotland colleagues but these comments of a ‘Celtic standard’ have not gone down well with McLeish’s core support.

Mcleish was given the job by the SFA after striking out on two other candidates. His second stint as Scotland boss looks doomed already.