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Friday internationals

Posted: Fri 15 Nov 2013
Author: rovers.co.uk
Jordan Rhodes & Grant Hanley

Jordan Rhodes & Grant Hanley

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The internationals get underway this Friday with Rovers still having player involvement in two of the games.

The withdrawal of Jordan Rhodes and Josh King means there are now just three Rovers players involved later today, Grant Hanley, Anthony O'Connor and John O'Sullivan.

Grant Hanley is expected to be part of the Scotland defence as Gordon Strachan's side take on the USA at Hampden, if he plays he'll earn his 12th cap before travelling to Molde to face Norway on Tuesday.

"We want to put in another two positive performances as we prepare for the Euros," said the 21-year-old.

"We know it’ll be hard against the USA but these next two results are important because we’re trying to move forward.

“First and foremost, though, we’ll look to the performance because, if we can get that right, the result should follow.”

At Under-21 level the Republic of Ireland will be looking to get back on track with a home UEFA Under-21 qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

The Irish tasted defeat against Romania last time out so will be looking for a comprehensive win in Sligo to move up the Group 6 table.

Anthony O'Connor, who is on loan with League Two side Torquay United, and John O'Sullivan will both be hoping to feature.