Liam Bridcutt has explained that although he would have loved to play more in Scotland’s 1-0 win over Denmark in a friendly on Tuesday night, he is willing to keep putting in good displays for Leeds United in view of earning his spot in the starting line-up on the international front.

The defensive midfielder, who initially joined Leeds from Sunderland on a short-term loan deal in November before extending his stay at the Championship club for the rest of the season in January, was named by Scotland boss Gordon Strachan in his squad for the friendly against Danes.

Bridcutt was introduced as a second half substitute at Hampden, with the 26-year-old playing 21 minutes of the encounter against the Danes.

It was the Sunderland loanee’s second senior cap for Scotland after he played the full game against Serbia in a World Cup qualifier in March 2013.

And Bridcutt, who insisted that he was pleased with the way Strachan and his compatriots welcomed him back to the international fold, is however, targeting to accumulate more minutes under his belt for Scotland.


"He pulled me to one side during the week and told me how well I’ve been doing and how he’s glad to have me back", he told Leeds’ official site.

"It is good to be back. He’s been pleased with me in the week and what I’ve been doing in training. He gave me the nod and I was happy to get on the pitch.

"I would’ve loved to have played a lot longer but if I keep performing and put a good run together, then hopefully I can get a start.

"It’s been really good coming away with Scotland. The lads are brilliant and have all welcomed me.

"The training has been really good – high intensity – and you could see by the end of the game that we were all fighting for each other."

Bridcutt has thus far amassed 22 appearances in all competitions for Leeds, providing one assist.