Craig Levein names Scotland squad to face Slovenia


Phillips has played for England at under-20 level but qualifies to play for Scotland through his grandparents. On calling up the Blackpool midfielder, Levein said: “I’m very excited about the young lad. Matt’s family alerted us to his availability. It’s a big decision for him after playing for England youths but he’s very excited.”

There was also a welcome return to the Scotland setup for Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon, for the first time in almost a year.

Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers: Allan McGregor (Rangers) Craig Gordon (Sunderland) Matt Gilks (Blackpool)

Defenders: Phil Bardsley (Sunderland) Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic) Alan Hutton (Aston Villa) Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) Russell Martin (Norwich City)

Midfielders: Charlie Adam (Liverpool) Barry Bannan (Aston Villa) Scott Brown (Celtic) Don Cowie (Cardiff City) Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) James Forrest (Celtic) Barry Robson (Middlesbrough) James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) Robert Snodgrass (Leeds United) Matt Phillips (Blackpool)

Forwards: David Goodwillie (Blackburn Rovers) Kenny Miller (Cardiff City) Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion)

The game takes place on Wednesday 29th February, kick off 7.45pm.


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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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