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Seven get the call

Posted: Tue 04 Sep 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk

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Rovers have a host of players away on international duty over the next week.

With World Cup and UEFA Under 21 qualifiers back on the agenda it is a busy time for those representing their respective countries.

Jordan Rhodes and Grant Hanley are with the Scotland squad for their qualifiers against Serbia and Macedonia.

The Scots have two home games to kick off their qualification campaign, against the Serbs on Saturday 8th September and against Macedonia on Tuesday 11th. Both games take place at Hampden Park.

Despite injury Martin Olsson has been called up by Sweden for a friendly game against China this Thursday and a World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Simon Vukcevic is with the Montenegrin squad for their qualifiers against Poland and San Marino.

Friday 7th September sees a home tie against the Poles before a trip to face San Marino the following Tuesday.

At Under-21 level Jason Lowe and Adam Henley have been called up whilst Anthony O'Connor is on stand by.

Lowe is with the England squad that has jetted off to Baku for their qualifier against Azerbaijan this Thursday, they return to the UK for their final group match against Norway next Monday at Chesterfield.

Henley's Wales have just the one match as they face the Czech Republic in Jablonec nad Nisou on Monday.

Anthony O'Connor, who is currently on loan with Burton Albion, is on stand by for the Republic of Ireland's Under-21s. They have away matches against Hungary on Thursday and Italy next Monday.

Down at Under-19 level Darragh Lenihan will represent the Republic of Ireland for the first time. The young midfielder is with the Irish squad for their friendly match away in Latvia this Saturday September 8th.

Jack O'Connell and Curtis Haley are named on the standby list for the England Under-19 match against Germany in Hamburg.