Scotland assistant manager Peter Houston claimed Craig Levein had been misrepresented over his comments on Lee Wallace as he explained why the defender's Rangers team-mate Ian Black had been called up to face Australia.

Levein left Wallace out of the squad for the Easter Road friendly on Wednesday, revealing the left-back's decision to sign up for Rangers in the Irn-Bru Third Division had made it more difficult for him. But Black was called up on Sunday along with Leeds striker Ross McCormack, while Blackburn forward David Goodwillie was drafted in on Monday morning.

When quizzed on Levein's comments, Houston responded: "He said the door was always open for Lee Wallace to get in the squad. He wants to have a look at Danny Fox as well. Lee Wallace is very much part of Craig Levein's plans, trust me, I know that personally. And Ian Black is a player for a position that we're a wee bit short of for this particular game."

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