Next Game

Scotland v Qatar

Friday, 05 June 2015, 19:45

International Match

Last Game

Scotland 6 - 1 Gibraltar

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 17:00

European Qualifiers Group D

Wallace answers Scotland call

Rangers defender Lee Wallace has been handed a Scotland recall for the friendly against Estonia next Wednesday.

Last Updated: 31/01/13 at 17:02 Post Comment

Gordon Strachan: Set to take charge of Scotland for the first time

Gordon Strachan: Set to take charge of Scotland for the first time

The former Hearts full-back, who has been out of the international picture since Rangers dropped into Division Three, is part of new coach Gordon Strachan's first squad.

Wallace, capped six times by his country, is joined in the party by Birmingham winger Chris Burke who last pulled on a Scotland shirt almost seven years ago.

Leeds striker Ross McCormack returns to the squad but there is no place for highly-rated Dundee United pair Jonny Russell and Gary Mackay-Steven.

Speaking ahead of the Sky Live clash at Pittodrie, Strachan said: "I've named a big squad as I feel it's important to get as many players together as possible ahead of my first match as national coach.

"I want a strong squad against Estonia to help us to prepare for the World Cup qualifying double-header against Wales and Serbia in March."

On Burke's inclusion for the first time since the victorious Kirin Cup campaign of 2006, Strachan added: "I spend a lot of time in the midlands and I've seen a lot of Birmingham with my media work.

"Chris was fantastic in the Europa League at a good level, he has a maturity about his play now. In the international set-up you need to be able to beat people by passing or going past them.

"He can do the second part and is getting better at the first. International defences are so good, you need people like that."

Squad: Gilks, Marshall, McGregor, Bardsley, Berra, Caldwell, Hanley, Hutton, Martin, Mulgrew, Wallace, Webster, Adam, Brown, Burke, Commons, Forrest, McArthur, Morrison, Phillips, Snodgrass, Fletcher, McCormack, Mackie, Maloney, Miller, Naismith, Rhodes.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba set to sign five-year contract until 2020

Jordi Alba is set to sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona, the club have announced.

Arsenal in talks with Higuain - Report

Arsenal have begun talks with Napoli striker Gonzalo Higauin with an aim to bringing the Argentine to north London, according to reports in Italy.

Gundogan yet to make decision on future

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could yet join Manchester United this summer, according to a report from Germany.

Mail Box

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company