Date: 14th March 2007 at 3:23pm
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Only two Aberdeen players have made the squad for the Scotland double header against first Georgia on the 24th of March at Hampden and then the journey to Bari where they will face Italy four days later.

Alex McLeish has recently cast his eye over potential recruits from the 3rd placed Aberdeen side but has only picked “bankers” Russell Anderson and Scott Severin.

Jamie Langfield will be disappointed to miss out when he sees the names chosen in front of him, Everton`s Ian Turner and Cardiff City`s Neil Alexander, who are hardly household names and both will certainly be behind Craig Gordon and Allan McGregor in the pecking order.

There was also no place for hopefuls Darren Mackie, Jamie Smith or Chris Clark as the majority of the squad is made up of Old Firm players and English Premiership stars.

Only Scott Brown of Hibs, Craig Gordon of Hearts and the two Aberdeen boys were not chosen from those areas.

Well done to both Severin and Anderson who are very worthy of their call up and considering the injuries and suspensions as well as the excellent form they have shown all season, they must have high hopes of getting some match time.

The squad McLeish has chosen for his first match is not blessed with great quality and many Aberdeen players should now be feeling that they can push on and get themselves noticed for the next round of matches.

Full 26 Man Squad

Goalkeepers

Neil Alexander (Cardiff City) 3 caps, Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian) 19 caps,

Allan McGregor (Rangers) 0 Caps, Iain Turner (Everton) 0 Caps

Defenders

Graham Alexander (Preston North End) 26 caps, Russell Anderson (Aberdeen) 9 caps

Gary Caldwell (Celtic) 23 caps, Christian Dailly (West Ham United) 64 caps

Stephen McManus (Celtic) 1 cap, Jackie McNamara (Wolverhampton W.) 33 caps

Graeme Murty (Reading) 3 caps, Gary Naysmith (Everton) 32 caps

Steven Pressley (Celtic) * 32 caps, David Weir (Rangers) 52 cpas

Midfield

Scott Brown (Hibernian) 1 cap, Chris Burke (Rangers) 22 caps

Barry Ferguson (Rangers) 35 caps, Paul Hartley (Celtic) 11 caps

Lee McCulloch (Wigan Athletic) 8 caps, Nigel Quashie (West Ham United) 14 caps

Scott Severin (Aberdeen) 15 caps, Gary Teale (Derby County) 5 caps

Forwards

Craig Beattie (Celtic) 2 caps, Kris Boyd (Rangers) 5 caps

Shaun Maloney (Aston Villa) 2 caps, Kenny Miller (Celtic) 29 caps