Rangers ace Kirk Broadfoot gets Scotland call as boss George Burley copes with injuries

Kirk Broadfoot

Reward: Broadfoot's form has been noted

Kirk Broadfoot has received a surprise call-up for Scotland as manager George Burley was faced with further withdrawals ahead of the World Cup qualifying double-header against Macedonia and Iceland.  

Broadfoot has enjoyed an impressive start to the season and performed particularly well in Sunday's Old Firm derby, helping Rangers claim a 4-2 win at Celtic Park.  

The 24-year-old defender, who can play at full-back or centre-half, could now make his international debut when the Scots open their campaign in Macedonia on Saturday.  

Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield has also been added to the squad as back-up for Craig Gordon and Allan McGregor after Norwich keeper David Marshall pulled out through injury.  

Rangers defender David Weir and Birmingham forward Garry O'Connor have also been forced to withdraw.  

Burley saw previous squads for friendlies against Croatia, the Czech Republic and Northern Ireland hit by injuries and had hoped to head into the crucial double-header with a clean bill of health.

Burley is also monitoring the fitness of West Brom midfielder James Morrison and  Preston defender Callum Davidson, both of whom are injury doubts.

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