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Old Firm pair in Scots B call-up

Mark Wilson and Steven Naismith
Wilson and Naismith have both received call-ups to Burley's squad

Old Firm pair Mark Wilson and Steven Naismith have been named in the Scotland B squad for the friendly with Northern Ireland on 6 May.

Wilson has one B cap, while Naismith earned his only senior cap as a substitute against the Faroe Islands in June 2007.

George Burley had agreed not to select Old Firm players because of the upcoming Glasgow derby at Ibrox.

But Celtic full-back Wilson has not featured for his club since March.

Matches involving Aberdeen, Dundee United, Hearts and Hibernian during the same midweek as the B clash at Broadwood Stadium also meant Burley could not select players from those clubs.

Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds, who was the subject of a failed bid by Rangers last summer, has also been included in the squad.


Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers: David Marshall (Norwich City), Iain Turner (Everton on loan to Nottingham Forest)

Defenders: Darren Barr (Falkirk), Scott Cuthbert (Celtic on loan to St Mirren), Brian Easton (Hamilton), Steven Hammell (Motherwell), Mark Reynolds (Motherwell), Mark Wilson (Celtic)

Midfielders: Scott Arfield (Falkirk), Barry Bannan (Aston Villa (on loan to Derby County), Craig Bryson (Kilmarnock), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), Stephen Hughes (Motherwell), Ross Wallace (Preston North End)

Forwards: David Clarkson (Motherwell), Paul Gallacher (Blackburn Rovers on loan to Plymouth Argyle), Steven Naismith (Rangers)



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