Vauxhall International Challenge Match
Scotland v Northern Ireland
Wednesday, March 25th 2014, 7:45pm kick-off
Hampden Park, Glasgow


European Qualifier
Scotland v Gibraltar
Sunday, March 29th 2014, 5pm kick-off
Hampden Park, Glasgow


Gordon Strachan has announced his 26-man squad to play against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar at Hampden Park next week.

There is a first senior call-up for Matt Ritchie who has scored 11 goals in 35 appearances for English Championship side Bournemouth this season. Ritchie qualifies through his Scottish father who is from Edinburgh.

Striker Jordan Rhodes returns to the squad after scoring six goals in his last seven games for Blackburn Rovers.

In goals, Allan McGregor is back after recovering from injury while Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds is also back in the squad and looking to earn his first cap for the senior side.

Scotland squad to face Northern Ireland and Gibraltar

Goalkeepers
Craig Gordon (Celtic)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Hull City)

Defenders
Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town)
Craig Forsyth (Derby County)
Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Mark Reynolds (Aberdeen)
Andrew Robertson (Hull City)
Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielder

Ikechi Anya (Watford)
Barry Bannan (Bolton Wanderers)
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion)
James Forrest (Celtic)
Shaun Maloney (Chicago Fire)
James McArthur (Crystal Palace)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth)
Johnny Russell (Derby County)

Forwards
Steven Fletcher (Sunderland)
Steven May (Sheffield Wednesday)
Ross McCormack (Fulham)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)