Scotland squad announced

Scotland celebrates a Kenny Miller goal against England; photo: washingtonpost.comScottish national team coach Gordon Strachan announced the squad that will face Belgium and Macedonia in the upcoming 2014 World Cup qualification matches.

Without striker Kenny Miller announcing his international retirement earlier today, Strachan called up 27 players for the two games, 4 of which goalkeepers. All except 4 are players who play in the first three leagues of England with the others playing in the domestic league (3 in Celtic and 1 in Kilmarnock). A first time call has received Ikechi Anya who isn’t Scottish but is born in Glasgow (Nigerian father, Romanian mother).

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Matt Gilks – Blackpool England
David Marshall – Cardiff City Wales (England)
Allan McGregor – Hull City England
Craig Samson – Kilmarnock Scotland

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

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

Leigh Griffiths – Wolverhampton Wanderers England
Jamie Mackie – Nottingham Forest England
Shaun Maloney – Wigan Athletic England
Ross McCormack – Leeds United England
Jordan Rhodes – Blackburn Rovers England

Scotland will travell to Skopje to face Macedonia on 10 September, but four days earlier will host Belgium.

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