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Scotland squad announced for Wembley

Wednesday, 02 November 2016


2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualifier

England vs. Scotland 

Friday 11th November 2016, kick-off 7.45 pm 

Wembley Stadium

 

Gordon Strachan has named his squad to take on England at Wembley Stadium next Friday night.

 

Scott Brown is back in the squad after announcing his retirement from international football earlier this year.

 

The Celtic midfielder has been in impressive form of late and joins Swansea's Stephen Kingsley who comes into the squad at left back with Andrew Robertson and Kieran Tierney both injured.

 

Gordon Strachan said: “Scott (Brown) retired in August when he was in a different place to where he is now. 

 

“At that time it was beneficial for him and Celtic that he retired from international football.

 

“We respected that but Scott is in a different place now and feels he can help us in our quest to get to a major finals.

 

“We’re happy to have Stephen Kingsley in the squad. He is a player who features in the English Premiership regularly for Swansea and if you do that, you’re not a bad player.

 

“We saw Stephen close hand when he played against France in June and he did well. He’ll integrate well within the squad.

 

“We’re all looking forward to playing England at Wembley. We all feel that, after the last few results, it’s time to start winning again.

 

“Everyone loves this fixture and we’re the lucky ones who get the chance to participate in this game and put in a good performance.”

 

Scotland squad to face England at Wembley Stadium

 

Goalkeepers 

 

Craig Gordon (Celtic) 44 caps

Jack Hamilton (Heart of Midlothian) 0 caps

David Marshall (Hull City) 27 caps

 

Defenders

 

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) 33 caps

Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers) 11 caps

Grant Hanley (Newcastle United) 26 caps   

Stephen Kingsley (Swansea City) 1 cap

Russell Martin (Norwich City) 28 caps

Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian) 4 caps

Lee Wallace (Rangers) 8 caps

 

Midfielders

 

Ikechi Anya (Derby County) 23 caps

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) 24 caps

Scott Brown (Celtic) 50 caps

Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig) 4 caps

Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion) 76 caps

James Forrest (Celtic) 15 caps    

James McArthur (Crystal Palace) 26 caps

John McGinn (Hibernian) 2 caps

James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) 41 caps

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) 13 caps

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) 20 caps

 

Forwards 

 

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) 30 caps

Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) 9 caps

Chris Martin (Derby County) * 10 caps

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) 43 caps

 

*On loan to Fulham


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