Gordon Strachan Names Squad For Nigeria Friendly

Published: May 12, 2014
Gordon Strachan Names Squad For Nigeria FriendlyScotland manager, Gordon Strachan has unveiled his squad for the upcoming friendly against African champions, Nigeria in London on May 28.

An analysis of the roster released on Monday afternoon revealed that 4 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 10 midfielders and 5 strikers will practice with the Scottish side before the exhibition game with Nigeria at Craven Cottage.

The interesting name on the list is Watford midfielder Ikechi Anya, 26, who was eligible to represent the Super Eagles but chose Scotland towards the end of last year.

He has since gone to sport the colours of the Tartan Army 5 times since his debut against Belgium last September.

Glasgow Celtic, the champions of Scotland, have contributed 3 three players to the roster - Charlie Mulgrew, Scott Brown and Leigh Griffiths.

Scotland Squad

Goalkeepers: Cammy Bell (Rangers), Matt Gilks (Blackpool), David Marshall (Cardiff City), Allan McGregor (Hull City).

Defenders: Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic), Craig Forsyth (Derby County), Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), Andrew Robertson (Dundee United), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders: Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), George Boyd (Hull City), Scott Brown (Celtic), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Chris Burke (Birmingham City), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion).

Forwards: Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic), Chris Martin (Derby County), Ross McCormack (Leeds United), Steven Naismith (Everton).          

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