Brough in McCormack’s Scotland plans


Scotland coach Steve McCormack has revealed that Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough is in his World Cup plans, and could captain the side.

Brough, 30, pledged his allegiance back to the Scots after becoming unhappy of his treatment by England coach Steve McNamara.

He was originally persuaded by McNamara to switch allegiances but, after not 

being selected for neither the Autumn internationals nor the Elite Training Squad, Brough turned his back on England yesterday.

McCormack said: “This is my 10th year with Scotland and ever since I took 

over, Danny has showed a massive commitment to us.

“I’ve kept in regular touch with Danny and we spoke only last week.

“We haven’t picked the squad yet and we certainly haven’t chosen our captain but we want as many world-class players as we can and Danny fits that bill.”

Scotland have finalised their training bases and are hoping to confirm a warm-up match against Papua New Guinea.