Carnoustie star Forsyth gets Scotland call

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Derby County defender Craig Forsyth has kept his place in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad for the double header against the Republic of Ireland and England.

The Carnoustie lad, 25, has been in fine form for the English Championship outfit and Strachan has kept faith in him by naming the player in his 27-man group for the Celtic Park Euro 2016 qualifier against the Irish and the ‘friendly’ with England.

Forsyth will be hoping to see some action in the games on November 14 and 18 after failing to feature against Georgia and Poland last month.

Goalkeepers: Matt Gilks (Burnley), Craig Gordon (Celtic), David Marshall (Cardiff City)

Defenders: Phil Bardsley (Stoke City), Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Craig Forsyth (Derby County), Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Andrew Robertson (Hull City), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders: Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), Scott Brown (Celtic), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United), Lewis Macleod (Rangers), Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)

Forwards: Steven Fletcher (Sunderland), Chris Martin (Derby County), Steven May (Sheffield Wednesday), Steven Naismith (Everton).