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WALTER SMITH NAMES SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR ITALY

Tuesday, 15 March 2005


Scotland manager Walter Smith has named a 22 man squad for the World Cup qualifier in Italy next weekend.

There are recalls for Lee McCulloch and Brian O’Neil to give added strength to the midfield, with Christian Dailly and Darren Fletcher out injured. Of the players who were in Manchester for last month’s gathering, David Marshall and Derek Riordan return to the Under 21s to gain international experience, while goalkeeper Neil Sullivan also drops out.

Scotland A squad<⁄b>
Goalkeepers
Robert Douglas (Celtic)
Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian)
Defenders
Russell Anderson (Aberdeen)
Gary Caldwell (Hibernian)
Jackie McNamara (Celtic)
David McNamee (Livingston)
Gary Naysmith (Everton)
Steven Pressley (Heart of Midlothian)
Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)
David Weir (Everton)
Midfield
Barry Ferguson (Rangers)
Paul Hartley (Heart of Midlothian)
Neil McCann (Southampton)
Lee McCulloch (Wigan Athletic)
Brian O’Neil (Preston NE)
Nigel Quashie (Southampton)
Forwards
Stephen Crawford (Dundee United)
Paul Dickov (Blackburn Rovers)
James McFadden (Everton)
Kenny Miller (Wolverhampton W.)
Garry O’Connor (Hibernian)
Steven Thompson (Rangers)

National coach: Walter Smith
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