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Captain Linked With Scotland Call Up

Dundee United captain Barry Robson became the club's top scorer at the weekend, after scoring his 9th goal against Saint Mirren at Love Street.

The 28-year-old midfielder has been an influential part of Dundee United's turnaround under new manager Craig Levein and there is now speculating linking him with an International call-up.

Robson has been in inspired form for most of the season, setting up many chances from set pieces and being a major driving force in the Dundee United team - but its been the disciplinary side of his game that has let him down.

Yellow cards from earlier in the campaign - and a red card at Love Street last August - meant the disciplinary points mounted up against the midfielder, resulting in a 3 match SPL suspension which ended against Dunfermline last weekend.

Although, Robson's comeback against Saint Mirren at the weekend was capped by a 78th minute wonder strike which lead to United winning the match 1-0.

"It's certainly a better day than the last time here. Looking back, I think everyone could see it was never a red card," admitted captain Robson.

"I feel I'm hitting my peak now at 28. I believe I've been a late developer and if you look at the top players they're doing the business at 33, 34 and even 35 so I've got a few good years left in me yet to get better."

Craig Levein has been singing the praises of his influential midfielder for the past few months, even comparing his potential to that of former Hearts captain Steven Pressley, but many Dundee United supporters are amazed that he wasn't in Alex McLeish's first Scotland squad.

"Everyone has asked me about the Scotland squad, some people can't believe I wasn't in it, but it's up to the management team," continued Robson.

"All I can do is keep playing well. I've got two B caps and feel I'm playing the best football of my career just now."

"It was certainly a good strike to win the game. It was a fantastic run from Steven Robb and I thought why not just hit it."

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Writer: Arab Jacques Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 12 2007

Time: 1:48PM

 

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