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Hanley in but Blackburn Rovers trio overlooked for Scotland

Lancashire Telegraph: Grant Hanley Grant Hanley

BLACKBURN Rovers captain Grant Hanley has been called up to the Scotland squad for their international friendly with Nigeria at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on May 28.

But there is no place in Gordon Strachan’s 28-man squad for Hanley’s Rovers team-mates Jordan Rhodes, Craig Conway and Tom Cairney.

Striker Rhodes scored 25 goals in the Championship this season, a total bettered only by Leeds United’s Ross McCormack, who has been selected by the Scotland boss.

The Scotland boss has also picked two other Championship forwards ahead of Rhodes, Derby’s in-form Chris Martin and Wigan’s Shaun Maloney, as well as Everton’s Steven Naismith and Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths.

Winger Conway finished the campaign with four goals and 12 assists in 18 games while midfielder Tom Cairney, who is still waiting for his first international call-up after playing for Scotland’s U21s, was named Rovers’ player of the year.

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1:39pm Tue 13 May 14

RoversNorthEast says...

I have looked at the Scotland Squad and fail to see how these lads can be left out.

Especially Rhodes who is a born goal scorer...Silly Decision.

No World Cup or Euros for the Scots if they continue in this vain,and I am fond of Scotland and would like to see them Qualify for the Big Competitions.
I have looked at the Scotland Squad and fail to see how these lads can be left out. Especially Rhodes who is a born goal scorer...Silly Decision. No World Cup or Euros for the Scots if they continue in this vain,and I am fond of Scotland and would like to see them Qualify for the Big Competitions. RoversNorthEast
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2:13pm Tue 13 May 14

We'll win the next one says...

Not sure about the rest but as I understand it Gordon Strachan is not a Jordan Rhodes fan at all and has publicly criticized him.
Not sure about the rest but as I understand it Gordon Strachan is not a Jordan Rhodes fan at all and has publicly criticized him. We'll win the next one
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Tue 13 May 14

greenscreener says...

Having a significant number of players committed to a second rate international team does nothing to improve the fortunes of our club on the pitch.

The championship is a long hard season, the less distraction the better.
Having a significant number of players committed to a second rate international team does nothing to improve the fortunes of our club on the pitch. The championship is a long hard season, the less distraction the better. greenscreener
  • Score: 7

6:17pm Tue 13 May 14

Only1Garner says...

What about Goodwillie, as he is as good as Rooney you would have thought he would be a shoe in, scandal I tell you, clearly Strachan is anti Kean, the greatest coach EVER to come out of Scotland.
What about Goodwillie, as he is as good as Rooney you would have thought he would be a shoe in, scandal I tell you, clearly Strachan is anti Kean, the greatest coach EVER to come out of Scotland. Only1Garner
  • Score: 7

9:50pm Tue 13 May 14

RoversNorthEast says...

greenscreener wrote:
Having a significant number of players committed to a second rate international team does nothing to improve the fortunes of our club on the pitch.

The championship is a long hard season, the less distraction the better.
I agree it benefits us they dont play..
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Having a significant number of players committed to a second rate international team does nothing to improve the fortunes of our club on the pitch. The championship is a long hard season, the less distraction the better.[/p][/quote]I agree it benefits us they dont play.. RoversNorthEast
  • Score: 3

11:31pm Tue 13 May 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
Having a significant number of players committed to a second rate international team does nothing to improve the fortunes of our club on the pitch.

The championship is a long hard season, the less distraction the better.
Couldn't agree more, they can all have a good long rest and be fit and ready for the season to come, it also keeps them out of the limelight.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Having a significant number of players committed to a second rate international team does nothing to improve the fortunes of our club on the pitch. The championship is a long hard season, the less distraction the better.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, they can all have a good long rest and be fit and ready for the season to come, it also keeps them out of the limelight. owd nick
  • Score: 2

8:50pm Wed 14 May 14

MattNewcastle says...

Cairneys omission is unfathomable especially when he proved against Man City that he is more than capable of playing in their company.

I know its great he is resting however on a personal note for himself its a real pity. Feel for him.
Cairneys omission is unfathomable especially when he proved against Man City that he is more than capable of playing in their company. I know its great he is resting however on a personal note for himself its a real pity. Feel for him. MattNewcastle
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