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Scots stars eye England encounter

11 November 2016

Four Rovers players will be hoping to represent their countries in World Cup qualifiers this evening.

Defensive duo Gordon Greer and Charlie Mulgrew are with the Scotland squad for the standout fixture against England at a sold-out Wembley stadium.

Centre-back Greer was named in Gordan Strachen's initial 25-man squad, whilst the versatile Mulgrew was a late addition to the group earlier this week.

Scotland currently sit fourth in Group F on four points from their opening three games, whilst England top the table with seven points.

The game will be the 113th meeting between the two home nations and the first time the teams have met in a competitive fixture since their two-legged Euro 2000 play-off in November 1999, which England won 2-1.

In Belfast, Rovers midfielder Corry Evans is with the Northern Ireland squad for their qualifier at home to Azerbaijan.

Michael O'Neill's men are currently third in Group C on four points, three points behind surprise second-place side Azerbaijan.

Also in Group C, Martin Samuelsen's Norway take on the Czech Republic in Prague.

Samuelsen, who is on a season-long loan from West Ham, netted in Norway's 4-1 victory over San Marino last month and will be hoping for further game time tonight.

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