Scotland go into tonights World Cup qualifier with Norway without Craig Gordon, who Rob Windsor Jersey is still struggling with a back injury.Manager George Burley will hand keeper David Marshall a start, preffering the Cardiff man to his Rangers counterpart Neil Alexander.Its a ma sive blow losing Craig but it gives someone else a chance, Burley said, ahead of the Group Nine clash in Oslo.Tottenham right back Alan Hutton will play, alongside Gary and Steven Caldwell and veteran Callum Davidson benefitting from Sheffield United full back Gary Naysmiths problems with injury. The two Caldwells in training.James McFadden has Jacoby Brissett Jersey also been left out with Burley preferring Kenny Miller upfront. Midfielder Scott Brown will play, despite only playing 25 minutes for Celtic after recovering from an ankle injury.Scott has trained well, Burley, who is targeting a Play-Off place to qualify for South Africa 2010, said.Each day, he is getting stronger and Im very pleased that he is available.But Burley added: Scott has Jordan Murray Jersey trained well. Each day, he is getting stronger and Im very pleased that he is available.Stephen McManus, Gary Naysmith, Kirk Broadfoot, James Morrison, Barry Robson and Chris Iwelumo were all left out of Isaiah Rodgers Jersey the initial squad due to injury. But Burley is at least grateful that he has had none of his squad pull out due to injury: Its great that we have a full complement of players and that has not always been the case, he said.Four players are mi sing from the last game against Iceland, but the 23 who are here are all fit and raring to go.Former captain Barry Ferguson and goalkeeper RJ McIntosh Jersey Allan McGregor were not considered for selection after their misbehaviour in Scotlands last camp.Brothers Gary and Steven Caldwell may not be the only brothers on show at the Ullevaal Stadion: Norways Roma defender John Arne Riise is likely to start at right back, and brother Bjorn a recent Fulham signing is hoping to play in midfield.
on May 04 2023 at 10:47 AM in Uncategorized
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