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Scotland recall for Burke

Posted: Thu 31 Jan 2013
Author: bcfc.com

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Chris Burke has received an unexpected call-up to the Scotland national side.

The Blues winger earned the last of his two senior Scotland caps back in 2006.

However, new Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has named the 29-year-old in his inaugural squad for their friendly fixture against Estonia.

Scotland host Estonia at Aberdeen's Pittodrie Stadium next Wednesday 6 February.

Strachan said: "I've named a big squad for this match because I feel that it's important to get as many of the players together as possible ahead of my first match as national coach. 

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

The full 28-man Scotland squad is:
Goalkeepers
Matt Gilks (Blackpool)
David Marshall (Cardiff City)
Allan McGregor (Besiktas)
 
Defenders
Phil Bardsley (Sunderland)
Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)
Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)    
Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca)    
Russell Martin (Norwich City)
Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)
Lee Wallace (Rangers)
Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)
 
Midfielders
Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
Scott Brown (Celtic)    
Chris Burke (Birmingham City)    
Kris Commons (Celtic)    
James Forrest (Celtic)    
James McArthur (Wigan Athletic)    
James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
 Matt Phillips (Blackpool)    
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)    
    
Forwards
Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) 
Ross McCormack (Leeds United)    
Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) 
Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic)    
Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Steven Naismith (Everton)
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)