Strachan names 29-man squad to face England

Pic: Phil McCloy | Scotzine.com

Pic: Phil McCloy | Scotzine.com

Gordon Strachan has named his 29-man squad that will face the Auld Enemy, England, next month in an international friendly to help raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

There is a return for veteran striker Kenny Miller, likewise Celtic trio Scott Brown, Charlie Mulgrew and James Forrest for the world’s oldest international game.

However, captain Darren Fletcher is still missing from the side, due to surgery on his bowel. While former Hearts defender Andy Webster, who has failed to find a new club as of yet, has also been called up.

The game will be used as preparation for Scotland’s game against Belgium in September, a World Cup qualifier, although Scotland are no longer capable of qualifying for the finals in Brazil.

Scotland squad:
Goalkeepers: Matt Gilks (Blackpool) David Marshall (Cardiff City) Allan McGregor (Hull City)
Defenders: Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) Steven Hammell (Motherwell) Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) Alan Hutton (Aston Villa Russell Martin (Norwich City Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic Andy Webster (Unattached Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)
Midfielders: Charlie Adam (Stoke City) Barry Bannan (Aston Villa) George Boyd (Hull City) Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) Chris Burke (Birmingham City) Scott Brown (Celtic) Craig Conway (Cardiff City) Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion) James Forrest (Celtic) Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United) James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) Steven Naismith (Everton) Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)
Forwards: Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)


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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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