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Callum McGregor added to Scotland squad for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Callum McGregor inclusion in Strachan's squad was prompted by injuries to Celtic team-mates Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown.

Published: 01st October 2017 07:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2017 07:58 PM   |  A+A-

Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor | AFP

By AFP

LONDON: Celtic's Callum McGregor was added to Scotland's squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

The 24-year-old made it six goals for the season with a double strike for Scottish champions Celtic in a 2-2 draw against Hibernian on Saturday.

His inclusion in Gordon Strachan's squad was prompted by injuries to Celtic team-mates Stuart Armstrong and Scott Brown.

Scotland face Slovakia at Glasgow's Hampden Park on Thursday before playing Slovenia in Ljubljana on Sunday, October 8.

Scotland know that a win over both Slovakia and Slovenia would propel them to second place in European qualifying zone Group F and a potential play-off place.

The Scots have not played in a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup finals in France.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Millwall/ENG), Craig Gordon (Celtic), Allan McGregor (Hull City/ENG)

Defenders: Ikechi Anya (Derby County/ENG), Christophe Berra (Hearts/SCO), Grant Hanley (Norwich City/ENG), Liam Cooper (Leeds United/ENG), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers/ENG), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Celtic), Steven Whittaker (Hibernian)

Midfielders: Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday/ENG), Darren Fletcher (Stoke City/ENG), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth/ENG), James Forrest (Celtic), James McArthur (Crystal Palace/ENG), John McGinn (Hibernian), Callum McGregor (Celtic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United/ENG), Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa/ENG on loan from West Ham United/ENG)

Forwards: Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday/ENG), Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), Chris Martin (Derby County/ENG)



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