Scott ‘absolutely gutted’ by omission

Date published: October 31 2016

Gloucester centre Matt Scott has expressed his disappointment after missing out on the Scotland squad for the November Tests.

Scott was a regular during last year's Rugby World Cup and started in both Tests this June against Japan.

And following on from a bright start to life with his new club in the Premiership, after moving from Edinburgh, his inclusion in Vern Cotter's squad for the coming month was widely expected.

For now Scott is stranded on 36 Test caps, and plans to alter the coaches' thinking with his performances for his club.

"I am not going to lie – I was absolutely gutted when I got the call to say I wasn't in the squad," Scott told Gloucestershire Live. 

"It's the first time I haven't been involved and it is tough to take. I am really proud to play for my country and anyone would feel disappointed. 

"The reason I came to Gloucester was to improve my game so I could continue to play for Scotland.

"It is one of those things where the coaches have a certain view of what they are looking for going forward and I just need to change that opinion and make sure I am in their plans next time."