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International Round-Up

Posted: Thu 07 Feb 2013
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Blackpool will welcome back their full international contingent tomorrow after Matt Gilks, Chris Kettings, Matt Phillips, Thomas Ince and Craig Cathcart were all away on international duty for their respective countries this week.

Thomas Ince grabbed his first international goals and played the full 90 minutes in England Under-21s victory over Sweden on Tuesday night.

The winger picked up the Man of the Match award after scoring twice for Stuart Pearce's side in the 4-0 win at Walsall's Bescot Stadium.

Matt Gilks and Matt Phillips were both included in Gordon Strachan's Scotland squad for his first game in charge, but they were both unused substitutes in the 1-0 win over Estonia at Hampden Park.

Craig Cathcart came on at half-time and played the whole second-half of Northern Ireland's 0-0 draw in Malta on Wednesday night.

Elsewhere, Chris Kettings won his second Scotland Under-21 cap as they drew 1-1 with Greece's youngsters in their final preparation match ahead of the 2015 European Championship qualifiers.