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Strachan names his squad for double header

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Gordon Strachan has named his squad for the double-header against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar at the end of this month.

Bournemouth’s Matt Ritchie has been called up for the first time after impressing for the English championship side scoring 11 goals in 35 games, while there is a return for Jordan Rhodes and Allan McGregor.

However, there are no call ups for Celtic duo Stuart Armstrong or Gary Mackay Steven despite their performance for Ronny Deila’s side since their transfer in January.

Scotland face Northern Ireland in a friendly on the 25th March before their EURO 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar four days later.

Scotland squad

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)

Midfielders

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)

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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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