Real Madrid's Jack Harper a 'luxury' player says Scotland U19 coach
Ricky Sbragia says he's gone for a physical side and runners for UEFA Elite Round.
Scotland Under-19 coach Ricky Sbragia says Jack Harper is a "luxury" player his side "can't carry" during this week's UEFA Elite Round.
The Real Madrid youngster has impressed during the UEFA Youth League this year but wasn't selected in Sbragia's 18-man party as they aim to secure a spot at this summer's European Championships in Greece.
Former Sunderland boss Sbragia explained his decision to leave the player out ahead of matches with Italy and Croatia.
He told national newspapers: "At Real Madrid, Jack can float all over the place, which he does. But with us he has to be more disciplined.
"He's an exceptionally gifted lad but we can't carry him. He can be a luxury sometimes.
"In some cases, if it's going well, he can be a good luxury. And listen, Jack's time will come.
"I've gone for a physical side and runners. Hopefully I'm proved right in Austria. It's purely a tactical decision."