Paterson misses N Ireland clashes

23 March 2009 01:15
The Clarets' 17-goal leading scorer had been called up by his country for the qualifiers at Windsor Park, against Poland on Saturday, March 28 and Slovenia on Wednesday, April 1.

However, he has been struggling with a hamstring strain and was substituted in Saturday's 2-1 victory at Plymouth, so will not now link up with Nigel Worthington's squad.

Defender Graham Alexander will join up with Scotland for the World Cup qualifiers away to the Netherlands on March 28 and at home to Iceland on 1st April.

On-loan Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams is in the Wales squad for their World Cup qualifiers at home to Finland and Germany, on March 28 and April 1 respectively.

And Kevin McDonald joins the Scottish U21 squad for their UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifying Matches against Albania on March 28 and Wednesday, April 1.

Source: Team_Talk