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Christian Dailly was hurt and angry when he was left out of Alex McLeish´s Scotland plans but he insists there was no chance of him turning his back on his country when he got an SOS call from the national team boss.

A lack of first-team action at West Ham saw the veteran defender, 33, omitted from the squad for Wednesday night´s friendly against Austria and next week´s Euro 2008 qualifier in the Faroe Islands. However, a string of withdrawals resulted in McLeish turning to Dailly - along with Derby duo Gary Teale and Jay McEveley - to make up the numbers.

He said: "I was gutted to say the least when I was left out of the original squad, I think everyone would know that and I can´t hide from that. But I´m here now and I have the game to look forward to and that´s all I ever wanted."

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