Scotland boss to run the rule over City keeper

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:14 10 September 2010

Scotland boss George Burley says he is relishing the opportunity to see Canaries keeper David Marshall in action in a B international next week. Burley has confirmed that Marshall is now his number two choice behind Craig Gordon following the international ban imposed on Allan McGregor.

Scotland boss George Burley says he is relishing the opportunity to see Canaries keeper David Marshall in action in a B international next week.

Burley has confirmed that Marshall is now his number two choice behind Craig Gordon following the international ban imposed on Allan McGregor.

It means that instead of kicking his heels in the stands again, he goes straight in for the match against Northern Ireland's second strong on May 6.

“David has been involved with every squad while I've been manager,” said Burley. “He hasn't had a full game, he hasn't been part of it so this gives him the opportunity to play international football. He will be our number two choice now.”

Marshall will be joined by Peterborough winger George Boyd, who has been given the green light to play for Scotland after obtaining proof his maternal grandfather was born in Glasgow.

The 23-year-old, who has just helped Posh to promotion to the Championship, was born in Chatham, but the Scottish Football Association were made aware of his Scottish heritage, opening the door for him to make his international debut.

“Any international recognition is great and I am just looking forward to going up there and showing what I can do,” said Boyd.

“I didn't really know about the Scottish interest until the beginning of the week. My granddad is very proud, as are my parents.

“I think (playing for) England is a bit far-fetched, so this is a great opportunity for me.”

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