Craig Levein names Scotland squad for friendly with Cyprus


Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes is called up to the squad for the first time, while there are returns for Norwich City defender Russell Martin and QPR striker Jamie Mackie.

Aston Villa Barry Bannon has been dropped by Levein in the wake of being arrested for drink driving, while Celtic’s James Forrest is dropped also. Rangers forward Steven Naismith has been ruled out for up to nine months following confirmation that he has an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

However there is still no place for Leeds United striker Ross McCormack, Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew, Motherwell’s Jamie Murphy or out of favour Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

Full Scotland squad:

Charlie Adam (Liverpool)
Phil Bardsley (Sunderland)
Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Don Cowie (Cardiff City)
Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion)
Darren Fletcher (Manchester United)
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Goodwillie (Blackburn Rovers)
Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)
Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)
Allan McGregor (Rangers)
Kenny Miller (Cardiff City)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town)
Barry Robson (Middlesbrough)
Robert Snodgrass (Leeds United)
Lee Wallace (Rangers)
Steven Whittaker (Rangers)


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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