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Liverpool's Wilson, Blackburn's Hanley & Villa's Bannan the future of Scottish football

A trio of English Premier League youngsters are the future of Scottish football according to national team boss Craig Levein.

He has identified Liverpool's Danny Wilson, Blackburn Rovers' Grant Hanley and Aston Villa's Barry Bannan as three players who can help him leave a legacy on the game in his homeland as he goes about assembling a squad of Scottish players who can mix it with the best.

Ahead of Sunday's international friendly with Brazil in London, Levein insists he would like to coach this team for a long while and introduce some talent along the way.

"I'd love to be doing the Scotland job for a long time but that depends on success," he told SunSport.

"I am desperately keen to leave some sort of legacy so that things can move forward in the future.

"Bringing younger players into the squad is key.

"The likes of Danny Wilson, Grant Hanley and Barry Bannan are kids who, in three or four years, will be important ones and guys who are speaking out about their country on a regular basis."

Andrew Slevison
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