CELTIC’S on-form Stuart Armstrong has earned his first full international call-up from Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.
The midfielder is one of six Hoops players to get the nod along with Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, Scott Brown, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths.
Armstrong, capped 20 times by the Under-21s, has forced his way into the reckoning with his impressive and consistent form since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers. The 24-year-old former Dundee United man has scored 11 goals in this campaign, eight since the start of December.
Former Hoops stars David Marshall and Charlie Mulgrew are also in the squad.
Strachan announced a 30-man squad for the upcoming friendly against Canada and the World Cup qualifier against Slovenia. Looking through the sheer number of freebets available at bethut for this crucial World Cup match, it is sure to generate excitement. Anyone for Armstrong first goalscorer?
Scotland’s chances will have improved by Celtic skipper’s Scott Brown’s u-turn on his decision to quit international football.
The Challenge Game will take place at Easter Road on March 22 with the crucial encounter against the Slovenians at Hampden four days later.
Goalkeepers: Gordon (Celtic), Marshall (Hull), McGregor (Cardiff on loan from Hull);
Defenders: Berra (Ipswich), Mulgrew (Blackburn) Hanley (Newcastle), R Martin (Norwich), Wallace (Sevco Rangers); Tierney (Celtic), Robertson (Hull)Midfielders: Anya (Derby), Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Brown, Armstrong, Forrest (all Celtic), Burke (Leipzig), D Fletcher (West Brom), Cairney (Fulham), Fraser (Bournemouth), McArthur (Crystal Palace), McGinn (Hibs), Morrison, Phillips (both West Brom), Ritchie (Newcastle), Snodgrass (West Ham)Forwards: S Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Griffiths (Celtic), Naismith (Norwich), C Martin (Fulham on loan from Derby) Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Middlesbrough)