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Tartan vs Norn Iron, the teams & the latest news

Nothing to play for its only a friendly,Try telling the Tartan army that.

Its the battle of the British, In what proves to be a key test for George Burleys men before the 2010 World cup Qualifying.Ticket prices have been reduced so a good crowd aswell as a good atmosphere is expected at Hampden Park.

There’s also good news for the Scottish fans,Terry Butcher has announced only                 five players have pulled out of the tie, the usual number is normally about eight or nine.Celtic duo Paul Hartley and Gary Caldwell have both pulled out,Aswell as Cardiff pair Gavin Rae and Kevin McNaughton plus Prestons Callum Davidson have also made themselves unavailable.Burnley’s Graham Alexander, Rangers defender David Weir and Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart have come in with more players expected to follow.

Full squad

Goalkeepers

Gordon (Sunderland)

Marshall (Norwich City)

McGregor (Rangers)

Defenders

Barr (Falkirk)                                  Mcmanus (Celtic)

Berra (Hearts)                                 McNaughton (Cardiff City)

Weir (Rangers)                               Naysmith (Sheffield United)

Whittaker (Rangers

Midfielders

Brown (Celtic)                                        Morrison (Westbrom)

Commons (Derby County)                   Rae (Cardiff city)

Fletcher (Manchester United)            Robson (Celtic)  

Hartley (Celtic)                                      Thomson (Rangers) 

Strikers

Boyd (Rangers)                               Mcfadden (Rangers)

Clarkson (Motherwell)                   Miller (Rangers)

Fletcher (Hibernian)

Opposition

Northern Ireland have also had a few setbacks.Fulham Defender and Northern Ireland captain Aaron Hughes,And Sheffield United winger Keith Gillespie will play no part after both suffering ankle injuries.While Rangers Kyle Lafferty and West hams George McCartney.Are also out with injuries.

Goalkeepers: Taylor (Birmingham), Mannus (Linfield)

Defenders: Baird (Fulham), Craigan (Motherwell), McAuley (Ipswich), Evans (Manchester United), Duff (Burnley)

Midfielders: Davis (Fulham), O’Connor (Crewe), Clingan (Norwich), Brunt (West Brom), Shiels (Hibernian)

Strikers: Healy (Fulham), Thompson (Stockport), Feeney (Dundee United), Paterson (Scunthorpe).

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