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31 January 2013

Ryan Bennett and Declan Rudd also called-up for England U-21s

CITY pair Russ Martin and Robert Snodgrass have been named in Gordon Strachan’s first squad for their International friendly with Estonia on February 6.

The pair will join up with the Scotland squad following the Canaries’ clash with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, ahead of the Scots friendly clash with Estonia at Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium, 7.45pm kick-off.

Ryan Bennett and Declan Rudd have also been called-up by Stuart Pearce to the England under-21 squad. The Young Lions face Sweden at Walsall’s Banks Stadium on February 5, 7.30pm kick-off.

Also called up, City midfielder Alexander Tettey has been called up by Norway for their upcoming friendly international match against Ukraine on February 6.

Looking to add to his 14 international caps for his country, the City midfielder will meet up with Egil Olsen's squad  for their match in Sevilla's Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Spain, following the Canaries' clash with Queens Park Rangers on February 2.

Fellow midfield pair Wes Hoolahan and Anthony Pilkington have been called up by the Republic of Ireland for their international friendly clash with Poland in February.

This is a first call up for City winger Pilkington who qualifies through his Irish grandmother, and follows a cap for Ireland’s under-21s in a 3-0 win over Lithuania in February 2008.

Hoolahan will join up with Trappatoni’s squad once again having picked up his second international cap in a 1-0 defeat to Greece in November; the City playmaker played the second half for the Republic, his first appearance since April 2008.

The pair will meet up with the squad following the Canaries’ away clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on February 2, ready to face Poland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on February 6, 7.45pm kick-off.

Young twins Josh and Jacob Murphy have also been called up to Noel Blake’s England under-19 squad for their clash with Denmark on February 5 at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.

Academy youngster Kyle Callan-McFadden has also been called-up by Republic of Ireland under-19 manager Paul Doolin for their clash with the Czech Republic in Longford on February 5.

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