Here's a Future for Pearson

Last updated : 01 December 2003 By Firparkcorner

Berti Vogts has an eye on the forthcoming world cup qualifiers (he travels to Frankfurt this week ahead of the draw). He said, "This match marks the first stage of our WorldCup campaign, as it gives these players a chance to show what they can do. Our young players need international football experience, and for those players not involved in the Champions League or UEFA Cup, this is a great opportunity to get that experience."

Given that there are both champions league and some English games scheduled for next week it is a wee bit disappointing that Stevie Hammell’s name did not appear. Several of the U21 team were drafted into the squad but not our left back.

As luck would have it, both of these Motherwell players were substituted in the second half on Saturday. Manager Butcher took the view that our fightback from a two goal deficit would have a better chance of success with Dair and Quinn rather than the featured pair.

The game against Turkey takes place at Tannadice (not Dens Park as originally planned) on Wednesday 10 December at 7.30pm. Prices are £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.

The full squad is

Scotland Future Squad


Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian)

Scott Shearer (Coventry City)

Derek Soutar (Dundee)


Steven Caldwell (Newcastle United)

Gary Caldwell (Newcastle United)

Jamie McAllister (Livingston)

Lee Mair (Dundee)

Graeme Murty (Reading)

Andy Webster (Heart of Midlothian)


Peter Canero (Kilmarnock)

Kevin Harper (Portsmouth)

Michael McIndoe (Doncaster Rovers)

Tommy Miller (Ipswich Town)

Nick Montgomery (Sheffield United)

Scott Murray (Reading)

Scott Severin (Heart of Midlothian)

Gareth Williams (Nottingham Forest)

Ian Murray (Hibernian)

Stephen Pearson (Motherwell)


Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock)

Paul Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers)

Lee McCulloch (Wigan Athletic)

Steven McLean (Rangers)

Garry O'Connor (Hibernian)