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Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018 at 12:11pm

Scotland call up for Hibs’ midfielder Dylan McGeouch

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Hibs’ midfielder Dylan McGeouch has been selected for the Scotland squad ahead of the upcoming friendly match with Costa Rica.

McGeouch who was the sponsor’s man of the match in Hibs’ derby victory over Hearts on Friday night has featured 10 times for the Scotland U21 squad.

The former Celtic player who won a Scottish Cup winner’s medal whilst on loan to Hibs has been in superb form this season and several pundits have backed his selection.

He joins fellow midfielder John McGinn in the squad.

McGinn who was nominated as Sky Sports man of the match in the same game will be looking to add to his five caps in what will be new manager Alex McLeish’s first game in charge.

Scotland face Costa Rica at Hampden Park on 23 March, before travelling to face Hungary four days later.

Speaking to the BBC at the weekend, new Scotland Assistant James McFadden said: “I spoke to (Alex) after the game and he was impressed by a lot of the players in the Hibernian team.

“Dylan McGeouch was excellent against Hearts and never wasted a pass.”

Also in the squad is fellow Scottish Cup winner Jason Cummings who is currently on loan at Rangers from Nottingham Forest and came on as a late substitute in yesterday’s defeat to Celtic at Ibrox.

Hearts keeper Jon McLaughlin and former Hearts player Callum Paterson are also included.

The full squad is as follows:

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Allan McGregor (Hull City) Jon McLaughlin (Hearts)

Defenders: Barry Douglas (Wolves), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Russell Martin (Norwich, on loan at Rangers), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn), Callum Paterson (Cardiff), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Celtic).

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), James Forrest (Celtic), Tom Cairney (Fulham), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian). John McGinn (Hibernian), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Brighton, on loan at Rangers), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle), Ryan Christie (Celtic, on loan at Aberdeen)

Forwards: Oli McBurnie (Swansea, on loan at Barnsley), Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest, on loan at Rangers), Matt Phillips (West Brom)

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About the Author

- John graduated from Telford College in 2010 with an HNC in Practical Journalism and since then has worked for the North Edinburgh News, The Southern Reporter, the Irish News Review and the Edinburgh Reporter. In addition he has been published in the Edinburgh Evening News and the Hibernian HC Programme.

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