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Southampton midfielder Armstrong says Scottish football on way up

Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong believes Scottish football is on the way up.

Armstrong is just one of many Scots now plying their trade in the Premier League.

"You want to be part of the group that makes it happen," he told the club's website.

“When I was growing up there were very good Scotland teams, very good players, but for some reason it hasn't happened. I wouldn't dwell on who's responsible for getting us there, as long as someone is.

“Going back a number of years now, there was a number of Scottish players coming down to England and doing really well.

“But I think there's been a lull in recent years – a clear absence of Scottish players, with the exception of Darren Fletcher at Manchester United.

“There was a time when the majority of the national team were Celtic players – I think nine or ten of the starting XI played for Celtic or had played for Celtic.

“Now we seem to be more and more present in the Premier League, and they're all really great players. It's great to see."

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