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Ex-Liverpool, Leeds midfielder McAllister hoping Scottish players don't represent Team GB

Former Scotland captain Gary McAllister is urging current day Scottish players to boycott the Great Britain Olympic football team.

Neil Lennon has confirmed that Celtic duo Scott Brown and James Forrest (along with Welshman Adam Matthews) have been invited into the squad by Team GB boss Stuart Pearce but McAllister hopes they do not give in asit goies against what the Scottish Football Association stands for.

"It would not sit comfortably with me. I would follow the SFA's line that we're better staying on our own," the former Leicester City, Leeds United and Liverpool midfielder said.

"As a former Scotland captain, I don't see how I could endorse a Team GB.

"Being part of a British team would be the end for Scottish football for me.

"The SFA's stance is the right one.

"I've never really thought about football as being a key part of the Olympics.

"I know countries like Argentina and Spain treat it seriously and their top players all play in it.

"But I take a more traditional view of it and the Olympics has always represented amateur sport to me."

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