Under 21 Squad For Sweden Game

Last updated : 30 July 2010 By Ed_ScottishFitba

Scotland Under-21 coach Billy Stark has promoted three English-based players for next month's friendly against Sweden. Blackburn defender Grant Hanley, Hull midfielder Tom Cairney and Newcastle midfielder Bradden Inman will all make the step-up from under-19 level for the 11 August clash at St Mirren Park. The uncapped Danny Wilson is also in the squad following his £2million-plus move from Rangers to Liverpool while Ibrox goalkeepers Grant Adam and Scott Gallacher both make the pool along with Celtic midfielder James Forrest.

Dumfries-born Hanley is just 18 but made his first-team debut for Rovers in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in May. Nottingham-born Cairney, whose father is Scottish, has made 11 appearances for Hull and the 19-year-old scored in a Barclays Premier League defeat by Everton in March. Stark said: "
They have all performed well for us at under-19s. They are all at different levels for their clubs, but first-team level in England is a pretty high standard."

Inman was born in Adelaide but has a Scottish mother and is sticking with Scotland despite persistent interest from his native country. Stark said: "
He scored late on for the under-19s against Belgium and scored in the qualifiers against Austria. I know the Australians are chasing him hard and there's nothing we can do about that. We can only progress him as quickly as we can, on merit. He's a smashing boy and he gives you the impression he's enjoying it."

Meanwhile, Stark confirmed his interest in Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes, who scored 23 goals for the League One side last season. The 20-year-old was born in Oldham but qualifies for Scotland through the five-year schooling rule. He was brought up north of the border when father Andy played in goal for Dunfermline, St Johnstone and Airdrie.  Stark said: "
He's on the radar, absolutely. He was born in 1990 so he's available for the next campaign. He qualifies for us but Huddersfield are involved in the Carling Cup so there is no need to look at him for this one." Stark was coy over whether Rhodes had pledged his allegiance to Scotland but he will pursue his interest. The coach said: "I don't want to go too deep in into it because it's a minefield but there is a bit of encouragement there. We have been keeping tabs on him for a while."

Grant Adam (Rangers)
Jamie Barclay (Falkirk)
Scott Gallacher (Rangers*)
Alan Martin (Leeds United)

Paul Caddis (Celtic)
Brian Easton (Burnley)
Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers)
Paul Hanlon (Hibs)
Ross Perry (Rangers)
Thomas Scobbie (Falkirk)
Daniel Wilson (Liverpool)

Tom Cairney (Hull City)
Murray Davidson (St Johnstone)
Bradden Inman (Newcastle United)
Kevin McDonald (Burnley)
Andrew Shinnie (Rangers)
David Wotherspoon (Hibs)

Barry Bannan (Aston Villa)
James Forrest (Celtic)
David Goodwillie (Dundee United)
Chris Maguire (Aberdeen)
Jamie Murphy (Motherwell)

* On loan to Forfar

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