Sunderland keeper worried for international place

Gordon is out-of-favour at the Black Cats and believes that has made ‘the Scotland situation difficult’.

He told the Daily Record: “The Scotland situation is difficult. We have a couple of Premier League games before the Holland match, so there might be other chances for me to play yet.

“I’ve played 35 times for the national team and (Scotland boss) George Burley knows me well from our time working together at Hearts.

“I still don’t see myself as being behind anybody and I’m sure Marton sees it the same way.

“That was always going to be the situation when you have two international goalkeepers fighting for one place in the side.

“There is a situation here in that we both want to play, and there is nothing wrong with that. But whoever is not playing is going to be very unhappy indeed – that’s the way it is.

“All I can do is focus on doing my job and hopefully I’ll get my place back as quickly as possible.

“There’s no problem with the relationship between Marton and myself. We’re colleagues and we get on just fine.

“But in any situation like this, it is just going to get very competitive.”