George Peat's plea

Scottish Football Association president George Peat claims the appointment of a performance director will trigger the adoption of several more of Henry McLeish's recommendations for the game.

Peat said:"Until now, the Scottish FA has had limited involvement in the coaching of elite players from the earliest age groups - by that we mean the nurturing of children to become future international stars. In order the achieve this, we need the support of the Scottish Premier League and, the support of the government."