Boss: Any Scotland decision will be down to Che

Che Adams.
Che Adams.

I haven't spoken to Che recently about that, but I'll support any player that wants to play international football.

Garry Monk

Garry Monk says that any decision regarding Che Adams’s international playing future will ultimately rest with the player himself.

Reports emerged this week that Scotland boss Alex McLeish had made enquiries about the striker playing for Scotland by virtue of having a Scottish grandparent.

The 22-year-old hotshot has been in the form of his life this season and has already bagged an impressive 19 goals with 13 games of the campaign to go.

Although Leicester-born Adams has twice represented England at Under-20s level, he has yet to pledge himself to any country at a senior level.

“Alex (McLeish) rang me at last international break and enquired about Che,” confirmed Monk

“But at that period we were in, he (Adams) was in a good run of form and he wanted to concentrate on his Club form and continue with that.

“Most players with ambition want to play international football, but Che is still very young and has options and it will be for him to decide because ultimately the decision will always come down to the player.

“I haven't spoken to Che recently about that, but I'll support any player that wants to play international football.”

Adams’s performances in a Blues shirt have naturally seen him become the subject of intense speculation linking him with teams higher up the footballing pyramid.

But Blues certainly demonstrated a statement of intent when they fended off approaches for his services during the recent January transfer window.

Whilst Monk believes the former Sheffield United front man has the talent to play at the top level, he hopes that can be with Blues at some point.

“He (Adams) has quite a way to go, but he can go as far as he wants,” continued the Blues boss.

“We want it to be with us and for him to be part of the future here. He's enjoying his football and he's at a club that love him.

“But I know a lot of things have to go right for us and fall into place for us to show Che and our other best players what we can do going forward and if they want to be part of that we'd love them to.”