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McArthur Selected For Scotland

13 March 2017


James McArthur has been included in Scotland's squad for their upcoming games against Canada and Slovenia later this month.

The Palace midfielder is part of Gordon Strachan's group that will host Canada in a friendly at Hibs' Easter Road stadium on 22nd March, ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Hampden Park four days later.

After losing to England back in November, Scotland sit fifth in Group F, four points adrift of Slovenia who are in the play-off place behind the Three Lions who occupy top spot. 

McArthur has won 27 caps for his country since making his debut back in 2010, and is Palace's most-capped Scottish international of all-time having won 12 caps since his arrival from Wigan Athletic in August 2013.

There is plenty of competition for midfield spots in the squad, with McArthur likely to battle with the likes of Scott Brown, Darren Fletcher and former teammate in SE25 Barry Bannan for a starting berth in the middle of the park.

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