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Gordon Strachan announces Scotland squad for World Cup double header

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Pic: Brian Doyle

Pic: Brian Doyle

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has announced his 27-man squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Belgium and Macedonia next month.

There is a first call up for Watford defender Ikechi Anya, while Jamie Mackie and Ross McCormack receive recalls to the squad. As reported earlier, Kenny Miller has retired from international football.

Kilmarnock keeper Craig Samson has been called up to the side, while Allan McGregor is suspended for the Belgium game on 6th September.

Full Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Hull City)
Craig Samson (Kilmarnock)

Defenders
Ikechi Anya (Watford)
Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion)
Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)
Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders
Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
Barry Bannan (Aston Villa)
George Boyd (Hull City)
Scott Brown (Celtic)
Craig Conway (Cardiff City)
Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion)
James Forrest (Celtic)
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)

Forwards
Leigh Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest)
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic)
Ross McCormack (Leeds United)
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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