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Tuesday, 27 August, 2002, 09:30 GMT 10:30 UK
Alexander earns Faroes place
Scotland and Spurs goalkeeper Neil Sullivan
Neil Sullivan faces two months on the sidelines
Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Alexander has been called into the Scotland squad for the Euro 2004 qualifier with the Faroe Islands on 7 September.

The 24-year-old was drafted into Berti Vogts' selection after Tottenham goalkeeper Neil Sullivan broke his finger in training.

It's the second international call-up for Alexander, who went on Scotland's summer tour of the Far East but didn't earn a cap.

"Obviously I don't like to see Neil Sullivan getting an injury, but it does open the door for me," said Alexander.

Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Alexander
Neil Alexander is still uncapped
"It gives me a chance to show the manager what I can do and try to impress him.

"I'm obviously delighted for myself, but I feel sorry for Neil Sullivan because he's a quality goalkeeper."

Alexander, who kept two clean sheets for Cardiff over the Bank Holiday, started his career with Stenhousemuir before securing a move to Livingston.

He arrived at Ninian Park over a year ago for 200,000, with chairman Sam Hammam saying the Edinburgh-born youngster had the ability to play international football.

Alexander has been joined in the squad by Dunfermline striker Stevie Crawford and Leicester's Paul Dickov.

Crawford has enjoyed an excellent start to the season, scoring four times in the opening four games including a hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Dundee.

Vogts is determined to strengthen his forward line after the loss of Neil McCann of Rangers through injury.


Scotland squad:

N Alexander (Cardiff), R Douglas (Celtic), P Gallacher (Dundee Utd); G Alexander (Preston), S Crainey (Celtic), C Dailly (West Ham), M Ross (Rangers), R Stockdale (Middlesbrough), D Weir (Everton), L Wilkie (Dundee); B Ferguson (Rangers), S Gemmill (Everton), P Lambert (Celtic), D McInnes (WBA), K McNaughton (Aberdeen), D Matteo (Leeds), G Naysmith (Everton), S Severin (Hearts), G Williams (Nott'm For); S Crawford (Dunfermline), P Dickov (Leicester), S Dobie (WBA), A Johnston (Middlesbrough), K Kyle (Sunderland), S Thompson (Dundee Utd).

  • Alexander's inclusion, together with the call-ups of Danny Gabbidon, Robert Earnshaw and Rhys Weston to the Wales squad for the match against Finland, means that Cardiff's Division Two fixture at Plymouth, on 7 September, has been postponed.

    It will now be played at Home Park on Tuesday, 24 September (kick-off 1945 BST).

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