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Broadfoot 'duped' by Scots call

WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING GROUP NINE
MACEDONIA v SCOTLAND
Venue: City Stadium, Skopje Date: Saturday, 6 September Kick-off: 1500 BST Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website


Media conference: Scotland defender Kirk Broadfoot

Kirk Broadfoot thought Ibrox assistant Ally McCoist was joking when he phoned to break the news of the Rangers defender's Scotland call-up.

Broadfoot, 24, was drafted into George Burley's squad for the World Cup qualifiers with Macedonia and Iceland after team-mate David Weir pulled out.

"I got a phone call from Coisty and I thought to myself, 'he's winding me up'," said Broadfoot.

"The more he talked the more I realised he was serious. I couldn't believe it."

Broadfoot, however, was eventually persuaded that his inclusion was genuine and was delighted to cancel plans for a holiday.

"It's the type of thing Coisty or Kris Boyd would do," Broadfoot continued.

"He (McCoist) was over the moon as much as I was, to be honest. When it did sink in, I was thrilled about it.

"I'd been planning a few days away with my missus and was in the process of booking a trip to Marbella when the call came.

"But this is a great bonus for me."

Broadfoot, who is yet to be capped at senior level, has started all six of Rangers' matches so far this season, being deployed at right-back and in central defence

The 24-year-old, who joined the Ibrox club from St Mirren in 2007, has been capped for Scotland at U21 level as well playing twice in B internationals.


see also
Scots lose another trio to injury
03 Sep 08 |  Internationals
Burley pleased Miller among goals
01 Sep 08 |  Internationals


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