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Skipper looking forward to double-header

Charlie Mulgrew could come face-to-face with some big names this week with games against Israel and Portugal

11 October 2018

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Whilst everyone else has an international break, for Charlie Mulgrew it's business as usual as he once again is set to represent his country.

Alex McLeish's side face off against Israel in Haifa on Thursday 11th October as they aim to continue their perfect start in their quest to secure a play-off spot for UEFA Euro 2020.

The Scots will then take on a star-studded Portugal side in a friendly at Hampden Park on Sunday 14th October.

Mulgrew will be aiming to earn caps 39 and 40 for his country by playing a part in the double-header and he says he's relishing the chance to pull on the shirt again.

"We have two tough games, starting with the UEFA Nations League clash against Israel. I think they will be similar to the game we played against Albania last time out," Mulgrew revealed.

"It’s a good chance for us to get to the Euros and we’ll be giving all we’ve got to take another big step.

"Following that we have a friendly against Portugal. It seems to me that we like selecting the easy games when it comes to friendlies!" he joked.

"Although Cristiano Ronaldo won't be playing, they still have some brilliant players and I’m relishing the chance to play against them.

"They are the sort of players and opponents that you want to test yourself against.

"It’ll be great for us and we’ll be looking forward to the challenge. If we are to get to the Euros then these are the sort of sides we’ll be up against, so we’ll give it a right good go."

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