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Scottish FA won't give up on Hearts' England U21 winger Driver

Scottish FA chief Gordon Smith says they haven't given up hope of capping Hearts winger Andy Driver, despite his involvement with England U21.

"England were quite sharp in getting him and that demonstrates how good a player he is," Smith said. "We are trying to change things around in terms of international criteria in order to pick him.

"The one I'm introducing now - which has been accepted by Northern Ireland, Wales and England, it has just not quite been put in place yet - would certainly bring Andrew Driver under the auspices of Scotland.

"But at the moment he is with England and we'll see going forward whether he will be in a position to change nationality at some stage.

"Once he gets in the position where he actually becomes eligible for Scotland, then he has a choice to make.

"It's up to him whether he sees himself as playing for England or Scotland.

"Even at that stage I would not be against the boy if he thinks 'I feel English'. That wouldn't be a big thing, the main principle is the lad gets the opportunity.

"Hopefully, when we get this through, which I think will be the next two or three months, he will have an opportunity to make that decision."

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