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Big decision for summer Sky Blues target

Big decision for summer Sky Blues target

Linked strongly with a move to Coventry City in the summer, before his inclusion in the England Under-21 team pushed him out of the Sky Blues' price range, Hearts winger Andrew Driver is currently the focus of media attention over his international future.

A new ruling allows a British passport holder to play for one of the home nations if he has spent five years being schooled in that country.

Although other potential beneficiaries may emerge, all of the focus at present is on Driver and his new eligibility to play for Scotland, after a summer spent with Stuart Pearce's squad at the European Championships.

A cautious Driver told the official Hearts website: 'If you are talking about me and Scotland, I haven't been picked yet and I can't expect to walk into a national team.'

One step removed from the Grandparent ruling that allows former Sky Blues star Daniel Fox to be picked by Scotland, the prospect of Driver playing for the Tartan Army has divided opinion north of the border.

On the one hand he has no blood ties to the country at all but on the other, having been in Scotland since the age of 11, he arguably has a greater tie to it than Fox or some other beneficiaries of the Grandparent rule.



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Writer:CCFC
Date:Tuesday October 13 2009
Time: 5:13PM

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play for the country you are born in or just make it open house-who knows?
wolstc
13/10/2009 18:30:00
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I'd say Driver has more feeling for Scotland than someone picked under the Granny rule who only visits the country for matches
houchen
13/10/2009 20:09:00
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