Sheffield Wednesday: Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher earn Scotland call-ups

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Sheffield Wednesday duo Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher have been selected in the Scotland squad for their World Cup qualifier against Malta next month.

Midfielder Bannan, named in the PFA Championship team of the year last season, and summer signing Fletcher have been included in the 27-man group. Fletcher is still looking to open his Owls account after four appearances.

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Scots boss Gordon Strachan has also called up youngsters Jack Hamilton, Callum Paterson, Kieran Tierney, Oliver Burke, John McGinn and Barrie McKay ahead of the qualifier, which takes place on Sunday, September 4, at the National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta.

Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers

Craig Gordon (Celtic)

Jack Hamilton (Heart of Midlothian)

David Marshall (Cardiff City)

Defenders

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town)

Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers)

Grant Hanley (Newcastle United)

Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)

Russell Martin (Norwich City)

Callum Paterson (Heart of Midlothian)

Andrew Robertson (Hull City)

Kieran Tierney (Celtic)

Midfielders

Ikechi Anya (Watford)

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday)

Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest)

Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion)

James Forrest (Celtic)

James McArthur (Crystal Palace)

Kevin McDonald (Fulham)

John McGinn (Hibernian)

Barrie McKay (Rangers)

James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)

Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City)

Forwards

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday)

Leigh Griffiths (Celtic)

Chris Martin (Derby County)

Steven Naismith (Norwich City)