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Moyes so impressed with Scots

David Moyes has revealed that he is delighted to see so many Scottish players making a real impact in the Premier League.

The Hammers boss was born in Glasgow and spent the first three years of his professional career at Celtic, later going on to play for Dunfermline Athletic and Hamilton Academical.

Scotland have been enjoying something of a renaissance in recent years, reaching Euro 2020 and taking a point from eventual finalists England in their group game.

That was their first appearance at a major tournament in 23 years and they have also reached the play-offs for next year’s World Cup.

There have been a number of stars making their mark in the top-flight too, with the likes of John McGinn, Andy Robertson, and Kieran Tierney playing regularly for Aston Villa, Liverpool, and Arsenal respectively.

And Moyes thinks that Brexit may have had an effect on teams allowing Scottish talent to thrive within their ranks.

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Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, the Irons boss said: “Scottish players have become a bit more in fashion again.

“They’ve got to be good enough to get a move and good enough to play. There’s a new batch of Scottish players who are beginning to put their mark on it down here. We need that.

“There’s more people now looking at the Scottish game, probably because of the Brexit situation as well and how difficult it’s going to be to get players in from Europe now.”

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.