Four new faces in Scots squad
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scotland have included four new faces in their squad for next month's Kirin Cup.
Scotland boss Walter Smith has included four new faces in his squad for next month's Kirin Cup.
Celtic defender Stephen McManus, Rangers duo Kris Boyd and Chris Burke and Motherwell's Graeme Smith have all been handed their first call-ups.
Reading defender Graeme Murty has won a recall to the squad after two years in the wilderness and Aberdeen's Scott Severin is back in the fold.
Captain Barry Ferguson is missing through injury as is Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.
Hearts quartet Steven Pressley, Paul Hartley, Craig Gordon and Andy Webster are all unavailable due to their involvement in the Scottish Cup final.
Christian Dailly also misses the trip to Japan after West Ham reached the FA Cup final.
Scotland will face Bulgaria and the hosts Japan in the tournament which begins in May.
Full Scotland squad:
Alexander (Cardiff), Marshall (Celtic), Smith (Motherwell), Anderson (Aberdeen), G Caldwell (Hibernian), S Caldwell (Sunderland), McManus (Celtic), Murty (Reading), Naysmith (Everton), Weir (Everton), Burke (Rangers) McCulloch (Wigan), Murray (Rangers), Quashie (West Brom), Severin (Aberdeen), Teale (Wigan), Boyd (Rangers), McFadden (Everton), Maloney (Celtic), Miller (Wolves)