Steve Clarke wants to use the upcoming international break to access his goalkeeping department. 

The Scotland national team head coach has picked four 'keepers in the latest squad to face The Netherlands and Northern Ireland. Among them is Heart of Midlothian stopper Craig Gordon, who last featured for his country almost two years ago.

Gordon, 41, has recently returned from a double leg break and has played just three games for Hearts - all against lower league opposition in the Scottish Cup. And that's why Clarke has decided to bring Gordon back into the fold in order to run the rule over the veteran along side Angus Gunn, Liam Kelly and Zander Clark before this summer's European Championships.

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He admitted: "It gives us a chance to look at Craig up close because, as you say, three competitive games and without being disrespectful to the opposition Hearts have played in the cup, probably not games that Craig was overworked. 

"So it will be nice to see him in training with the other goalkeepers. Three of those goalkeepers will go to the Euros and one will miss out and that's the situation.

"I think his character...when he was first injured he said he was going to come back, he said he was going to stick in, so mentally and physically, good recovery. Good to see him on the pitch again (against Morton), the first time I've seen him live. 

"He made a couple of good saves. I don't think Craig would agree that they were great saves but saves Craig would expect to make I would imagine. Not overworked in the game but nice to see him back on the pitch."

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Clarke also cleared up doubt that Clark and Gordon competing for the number one jersey at club level could hamper their chances of being on the plane to Germany this June. 

"Probably makes it more difficult for Steven Naismith at Hearts that he's got to choose between two very good goalkeepers," he added. "No different for me, I'll just assess everything I've got.

"Obviously the makeup of a squad going into a tournament there's other factors involved in terms of squad stability and boys that have been in the squad, so it's going to be an interesting decision.

"Obviously Zander has got the number one jersey at Hearts which tells you a lot about the performances that Zander has been putting in. Liam Kelly has been steady in the league again and it's nice to have Angus Gunn back and all four competing for three positions."