Lawro wrote in the Mirror: "I get it if you are 30, 31 and you are thinking to yourself: â€˜If I donâ€™t play international football I can get two or three extra years out of my career at club level.â€™
"But not at his age, 24. At international level he is unproven and I donâ€™t know why he does not want to test himself at the highest level.
"This is so easily sorted out. He can ring Craig Levein or get a message to him asking if there is any chance of a chat.
"If he does that, Craig is not going to turn him away is he? Not on the back of a goalless draw at home against Serbia and with the Scottish public getting restless.
"Have another conversation. Give Craig the chance to ask: â€˜What is your problem?â€™, â€˜Why donâ€™t you want to play?â€™
"If it is so deep seated that Steven isnâ€™t interested then fine. But I canâ€™t believe that he couldnâ€™t be persuaded."