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Clarets International-Caldwell's Scottish Call Up

Clarets International-Caldwell's Scottish Call Up

Steven Caldwell won his last Scotland cap against Switzerland in March 2006 when he came on as a substitute and he has made a total of nine appearances for his country.

He may have thought at the age of 28 with a gap of over three years out of the Scotland squad that his International career could have been over.

The news today though is that Caldwell is back in contention for a place in the Scotland team having been named in the squad for the World Cup qualifier against Norway in Oslo on Wednesday, August 12. If he plays for Scotland, this will be his first time as a Clarets player.

He will also be joined by his Clarets teammates,Steven Fletcher and Graham Alexander who have also been drafted into the squad by Scotland manager,George Burley.

The strong Scottish connection at Burnley these days is plain for all to see and there is yet further good news on the Scotland International front.

Alex MacDonald currently out on loan with Falkirk will be on Scottish Under 21 duty at their training camp in Scotland next week and will be joined by Kevin MacDonald and new signing, Brian Easton.

The Clarets will also be without Martin Paterson next week. He has been called-up for Northern Ireland's international friendly against Norway at Windsor Park on Wednesday, August 12. Hopefully his tight hamstring injury will have fully recovered by then.

Although this is obviously good news for the players, it does now mean that six of our squad will now be absent from Turf Moor next week and so will miss the final club preparations for our first ever season in the Barclays Premier League.

Our first match is of course away to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday August 15th (3pm KO)


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday August 4 2009
Time: 2:49PM

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Heck,great news but I hope they all come back injury free!!
turfmanphil
04/08/2009 14:54:00
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Chuffed for the skip.....best of luck to him !!
Cardiff_Claret
04/08/2009 20:00:00
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Always a mixture this one. Its always nice for the lads to get recognition for their performances and get to represent their country, but always the fear when you have numerous on duty that someone will get injured. Was much better when we only had one or two ie. NTG going ;-)
Claretdale
04/08/2009 20:26:00
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Bit suprised Duff isn't in thee northern ireland squad. makes ya realize how many scots he have lol.
ruane
04/08/2009 21:43:00
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He is injured at the moment which may have something to do with it, but having said that, Duff has not been a contender in the NI team for sometime. Premier League speaks though, and I would place a bet now that Duff will have played for NI before end of 2009/10
turfmanphil
05/08/2009 07:46:00
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Has Duff been in the NI squad at al since that long term injury in 2007/8?
Couch Potato
05/08/2009 08:15:00
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I don't think he has but I might be wrong!
turfmanphil
05/08/2009 08:42:00
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Steven's brother Gary is in the squad too so what chance both playing in the same side? [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
05/08/2009 13:12:00
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Has always seemed odd to have international games a few days before / after the season has started. Can't imagine there is a worse time for players to be disappearing from their clubs. However, congrats to all those Clarets who have been called up.
RickersTwickers
05/08/2009 18:22:00
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I have to say I do wonder if Caldwell and maybe some of the others would have been selected had we still been in the Championship
turfmanphil
05/08/2009 18:30:00
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