Newcastle pair called up for crucial World Cup qualifier

Matt Ritchie and Grant Hanley have been called up by Scotland.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 09:11 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:10 am
Matt Ritchie

The Newcastle United pair are in Gordon Strachan's squad for games against Canada and Slovenia.

Scotland take on Canada in a friendly at Easter Road on March 22 and Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden four days later.

Strachan's side, second-bottom of Group F with four games played, desperately need to win to keep their slim hopes of qualification alive.

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Ritchie and Hanley have been regulars for Scotland in their World Cup qualification campaign.

England lead the group, having taken 10 points from their first four games.