Under 21 Squad For Bulgaria Game Announced

24 August 2011 08:15
Billy Stark wants to get off to a winning start Billy Stark has named his squad for next month's UEFA European Under 21 Championship Qualifier against Bulgaria. The game will be played at St Mirren Park, Paisley on Monday 5 September 2011 with a 7.30pm kick-off. Stark said: "Most of the squad that played in the recent game against Norway were first team regulars for their clubs which is a huge improvement on start of last campaign. We really want to qualify for the European Championships and we will go into every game feeling like we have to win it. We play Holland twice then Austria and Bulgaria so it’s a tough group. To kick off at home to Bulgaria is a tough fixture and it’s a game we hope to win if we are to get the points that we need to get through this group. We have a good idea what to expect from Bulgaria and they will be a difficult opponents because they are a country with good pedigree and tradition and have a record of producing good players. They are a strong and resilient team and while they have had a dip in recent years we still have to respect them and they will be a tough nut to crack. It’s vitally important to gather a bit of momentum at the start of the campaign and there is no doubt that that helps us. If we get a win then we have points on the board and then we can gather that momentum a bit easier and that’s what we plan to do."  GoalkeepersGrant Adam (Rangers)Jordan Archer (Tottenham Hotspur)Mark Ridgers (Hearts)*DefendersCallum Booth (Hibs)Darren Cole (Rangers)Paul Hanlon (Hibs)Ryan Jack (Aberdeen)Ross Perry (Rangers)Lewis Toshney (Celtic)MidfieldersScott Allan (Dundee United)Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United)Tom Cairney (Hull City)Liam Kelly (Kilmarnock)Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday)Peter Pawlett (Aberdeen)David Wotherspoon (Hibs)Gregg Wylde (Rangers) ForwardsLeigh Griffiths (Wolves)Alexander MacDonald (Burnley)Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town)Johnathon Russell (Dundee United)         * on loan to East Fife  


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