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The 24-year-old Leeds United captain wants more countrymen to ply their trade south of the border against superior opposition to improve the fortunes of the squad

Robert Snodgrass believes that the influx of Scotland's players to English leagues can only serve to benefit manager Craig Levein.

Of the 22 players called up to face the USA on May 26, 15 currently ply their trade in England.

English league football is considered far stronger and more competitive than Scotland’s equivalent and the Leeds midfielder believes continued exposure to it is the best way for his fellow countrymen to improve.

"It's good for the nation that these players are going down there and improving their game,” he told reporters.

"The fans in Scotland want to see them, but they will get to see them in the national side when they are terrorising nations all over the place. This is what we want to see at Hampden." he said.

"In every window, players are going down there and they want to get down there because that's where the big jackpot is, the Premier League, and everybody is trying to get into it."

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A long-running back problem will force Snodgrass to watch the friendly from the sidelines, but he too has benefitted from the English game, attracting some Premier League interest.

"Being captain of Leeds United in the Premier League would be a dream come true. I have another year left and they have offered me another contract,” he continued.

"The decision doesn't need to be made right now, we will start speaking in June.”