Commons wants clarity from Levein

Kris Commons would like an explanation from Craig Levein as to why he has again been left out of the Scotland squad.

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Kris Commons feels he is worthy of a place in the Scotland squad

To the surprise of many, the Celtic midfielder was omitted from the 2014 World Cup double-header against Serbia and Macedonia last month and his name was conspicuous by its absence on Tuesday when the Scotland manager named his pool for the forthcoming qualifiers away to Wales and Belgium.

Levein had previously said there were more than half a dozen players ahead of Commons in the pecking order and on this occasion claimed the 29-year-old was "really unlucky". Commons, who denies there has been any sort of falling-out with Levein, said: "It would be nice of him to tell me if I am not in his plans but at the minute I am in limbo."

He added: "Everyone seems to think I should be in the squad but the only man who doesn't want me in the squad is the manager, so it would be nice to find out if he has a problem with my game or attitude.

"I have no idea (why). I was called up last season a couple of times.

"I have had no text message, no phone call, nothing from the SFA so it is kind of baffling for me but if Craig Levein genuinely thinks there are seven players better than me then that's his view.

"I am still disappointed not to be involved in the squad. I have to forget about it while they crack on and try to get a result against Wales and Belgium.

"So good luck to them and hopefully I can do enough to get into the next squad."

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