David Wotherspoon is going to the World Cup after earning Canada selection

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St Johnstone’s David Wotherspoon is going to the World Cup.

The Perthshire endowment has been selected by Canada caput manager John Herdman for the 2022 tourney successful Qatar.

Wotherspoon, who grew up successful Aberargie earlier moving to Bridge of Earn, qualifies to play for Canada done his mum Sheila who was calved successful Winnipeg.

He has battled backmost terrifically from a cruciate genu wounded sustained past November to publication his summons to the planetary footballing showpiece.

Canada unfastened up their World Cup run against Belgium connected November 23 earlier facing Croatia connected November 27 and past Morocco connected December 1.

Wotherspoon archetypal got progressive with the Canadian nationalist squad successful 2018 erstwhile joining up with the squad astatine a grooming campy successful San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.

He has moved connected to marque a fig of competitory appearances, including successful World Cup qualifiers.

Head manager Herdman gave up his clip past twelvemonth to talk with the Perthshire Advertiser astir Wotherspoon.

“David is conscionable a fantastic quality being,” Herdman had said.

“He had a large quality close from the onset and is simply a humble guy.

“His tactical IQ is precise precocious and that is thing we identified successful the archetypal camp.

“I consciousness erstwhile helium is astir amended players helium raises his crippled to different level.

“Players similar David are truly capable to enforce themselves connected a crippled due to the fact that they recognize abstraction and time.

“What stood retired was his quality to acceptable into our benignant of play. We changed the tactical individuality of the Canadian squad and helium was idiosyncratic we could spot to truly thrust our build-up play.

“He wants to beryllium connected the shot and tin negociate what we inquire him to do.”

Herdman had added: “To person maintained a vocation for truthful agelong shows his quality – helium is simply a loyal feline and his values are precise strong. Again, the spot I bask is however helium tin rise his crippled with amended players.”

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