England v Scotland should be regular fixture - Dougie Freedman
SCOTLAND versus England derbies should be resurrected on an annual basis, says former Tartan international Dougie Freedman.
The Wanderers boss attended Wednesday night’s game at Wembley with his son and praised the atmosphere around Wembley Stadium.
England won a back-and-forth game 3-2 with Rickie Lambert coming on to score the winner on his debut, and though that dented the Glaswegian’s evening, he saw lots about the game to praise.
“I thought Scotland did well, England were a little bit under par but it was a great atmosphere,” he said. “I’ve heard a bit about there being trouble but it didn’t strike me that there was any trouble – I think those days are gone.
“I had a walk round the stadium and both sets of fans were enjoying it.
“I hope they keep the fixture going, maybe it has to be at the right time, but if you want a competitive friendly, there it is.”
Southampton striker Lambert worked his way up from the lower leagues to represent the Three Lions for the first time aged 31.
And Freedman reckons the former Macclesfield Town, Rochdale and Stockport County man has something that few top flight strikers have at present.
He said: “It maybe shows you what it lacking at Premier League level at the moment – heading ability.”