Angus Gunn’s father, ex-Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan, has backed his son’s decision to reject the chance to play for Scotland to throw his lot in with England. Angus has played at five different age-group levels in the England set-up and has ambitions to represent the full Three Lions side at some stage in the future.
The 23-year-old could have represented the Scots as his father, who made 390 league appearances for the Canaries, was born there and and won six Scotland caps.
However, he has chosen to stick with England despite management from north of the border trying to persuade hm otherwise. “Immediately after Stevie (Clarke) was appointed manager he contacted us asking if Angus would change his mind and play for Scotland in the future,” Bryan told the Scottish Sun. “Angus has been involved with England at different levels and decided that this was the course he wanted to stay on in the future.”
Having been on the Manchester City books, the younger Gunn was loaned out to Norwich for the 2017-2018 campaign and played in all 46 Championship matches as Norwich finished 14th in the second tier.
His displays caught the eye of Saints scouts and, after making 12 top-flight appearance last season, he is now the club’s number one and has played every minute of his side’s eight Premier League games this term.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has shown faith with the Norwich-born shot-stopper and his father feels that sticking with England was the sensible thing to do as “he has a big future in the game” on the south coast.
Gunn conceded four against Chelsea on home soil last time out and things will not get any easier after the domestic resumption when Saints make the trip to Molineux to take on a Wolves side finally starting to find some form this term.
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