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Toughest test yet

17 November 2014

  • Stevie May in Scotland squad on Tuesday
  • England face the Scots at Celtic Park
  • Owls ace seeking first senior cap

It may well just be a friendly, but the Scotland v England contest on Tuesday will be as fiercely contested as any Euro 2016 qualifier.

Both England and Scotland recorded wins in their qualifying games last week; Scotland a 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland and England a 3-1 triumph over Slovenia.

The clash at Celtic Park on Tuesday (8.00pm) is the first meeting between the sides north of the border since a Euro 2000 play-off in 1999.

Owls striker Stevie May is yet to earn his first Scotland cap after being included in Gordon Strachan’s squad for the second time this season.

Should the Wednesday hitman make it onto the field, it will certainly be a baptism of fire for the former St Johnstone star on the senior international stage.

Former England captain Terry Butcher has told the BBC: “It will be a massive test, huge. If the England team and supporters think this is going to be comfortable, a nice quiet friendly, they have got another thing coming.

"I think that this will be, without a shadow of a doubt, the most hostile environment England will face before they get to Euro 2016."

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