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Clarke has 'big decision' to make between Hearts goalkeepers

Steve Clarke has a "big decision" on his hands to choose which Hearts goalkeeper starts for his side at Euro 2024, according to former Scotland international Lee McCulloch.

Zander Clark has been a mainstay in Steven Naismith's Hearts team this season with 37 appearances, and also started Scotland's last three matches, while 41-year-old Craig Gordon has only started three cup games for the same club this season.

While injury has sidelined the keeper for most of the season, he has been unable to dislodge Clark since returning, leaving the Scotland boss with a dilemma.

“From being outside the Old Firm as well, I think it’s a testament to both goalkeepers,” McCulloch said.

“Zander has come in as a number two but obviously as happens in football, players get injured so it opened the door for him and he has been fantastic. He has kept that number one spot.

“Craig at the age he is, to come back from that horrific injury to start playing games again is just perfect timing. I think Steve Clarke has a big decision on his hands.

“He has an outstanding attitude and an outstanding outlook on life and how everything is focused around his football. How professional he is is what I mean by that.

“How long [he will continue] I don’t know. At 41 to still be as fit as he is and come back from that injury and put on the performances he has in the three games he has played this season is fantastic.”