STUART ARMSTRONG is one of the Celtic players who have been allowed to head out on the two-match friendly series with Scotland this summer.
The other three Celts chosen are Jack Hendry, Ryan Christie and Lewis Morgan – three lads who could be doing with the experience more than anything.
This leaves Armstrong on an island of his own while the likes of Leigh Griffiths, James Forrest and Craig Gordon are given the time off after a hectic domestic season.
Did Armstrong push to go with Scotland after Brendan Rodgers’ initial talks with Alex McCliesh OR do Rodgers and Armstrong know something we don’t?
It is peculiar that Rodgers has allowed Armstrong to go and kept the others behind so they can get a longer break before early qualifiers.
After only signing a one-year extension to his contract last year, Armstrong again goes into this summer with just one-year left on his current deal – are Celtic about to cash in on the midfielder?
Admittedly this season has not been the best season for Armstrong after the invincible season last year – he has struggled with injuries and form.
Celtic fans seemed a bit irked at the time that the Scot would only commit to another year rather than sign on a new long-term deal.
Many speculated that this gave both parties breathing space to work out a proper deal this year but as players continue to be signed up by Celtic; Bain and Ajer being the latest, it’s all quiet on the Armstrong front.
Is the reason he’s allowed to head out with Scotland anything to do with his future lying away from Celtic?
This is just out loud thinking on our part. Would you like to see Armstrong sign a new deal?