first_imgScott Brown’s U-turn over his international retirement was “100% initiated” by the player, according to Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee.The Celtic captain is poised to return to the squad for next month’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley just months after declaring he was unavailable for selection.Brown has missed the national team’s opening three matches and previously claimed he had no regrets over his call as he sought to prolong his club career with the Scottish champions.After a return to form under new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, the 31-year-old has now reversed his decision and will be named in Gordon Strachan’s party for the trip to London. Motherwell boss McGhee expressed his joy at the midfielder’s change of heart, saying: “Scott and Gordon will come to some conclusion over that but I think he is arguably the best player in Scotland right now. Certainly he’s the best Scottish player.“If we have the best players available it will only help us.“Scott’s a great player. Arguably in the last campaign he was our most significant player.“I was disappointed when he announced his retirement. He has that character that drives other people, that glues people on the pitch together. He’s a leader. “My understanding is that it was 100 per cent initiated by Scott. It was him revising his decision really and him thinking he has more to give.“All Gordon has told me is that this is a possibility. I’ve not had a discussion about what he thinks about it though.“I would imagine that when England look at our team, they would prefer Scott Brown to not be playing.“Could this be the boost the team needs? I think it is. It certainly is for me. When Gordon told me, I felt it was a big positive. I was delighted.“We have a better chance of getting a result with ‘Broony’ than without him.”last_img read more