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Birmingham City star receives Scotland call-up

Caddis earns his second call-up to the national side (©GettyImages)
Caddis earns his second call-up to the national side (©GettyImages).

Paul Caddis has been called up to the Scotland national side ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Novi Sad on Tuesday. Caddis' replaces the injured Norwich City defender Russell Martin. 

The Swindon defender is currently on loan to Championship outfit Birmingham City and has appeared in 19 league games this Season. Caddis is yet to be capped for the senior team, but has been an unused substitute back in 2010 when Scotland beat the Faroe Islands. Caddis however, has played 13 times for Scotland U21's. 

In the unlikely event that Caddis will start the game, he could at some point link up with club teammate Chris Burke, who played in the Scotland side that was overcome by Wales 2-1 on Friday.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan spoke about Caddis in his pre-match press conference and was quoted as saying: "We are really short on bodies and we had to decide who we can bring in, who I knew I could trust and I have seen him play recently. 

"He has pace, ability to beat people and is a good defender. The only thing is, like myself he is quite short. I'm sure if he was six foot he would be a real top player, but he has dealt with that and put himself into a position where I pick him."


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