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Scotland head to Spain

[img_assist|nid=8525|title=Back in blue|desc=Scotland striker Alan Forsyth returns to international action after injury lay-off|link=node|align=left|width=220|height=305]Scotland senior men will play two international matches against Spain in Terrassa from July 26-28 before they fly out to Vienna to compete for promotion in the EuroHockey Nations Championship II.

The Scots travel in good form having beaten the Czech Republic over two games in Prague earlier this month to extend their current winning run to seven games.

However, Spain, who are currently ranked seventh in the FIH World Rankings, will present a tough assignment for Scotland head coach Derek Forsyth and his players in the heat of the Iberian summer. The Spaniards are preparing for the EuroHockey Nations Championship in Boom, where they face the hosts Belgium, Czech Republic and Germany.

Surbiton-bound striker Alan Forsyth, midfielder Gordon McIntyre and the vastly experienced Chris Nelson return to the fold following injury lay-offs, adding strength to the national side as they enter their final preparations for the important European competition in August. 

Scotland Men: Jamie Cachia (Sheffield Hallam), Allan Dick (Holcolme), Wei Adams (Royal Penguins), Graham Moodie (Edinburgh University), Callum Duke (Edinburgh University),  William Marshall (Kelburne), David Forsyth (Kelburne), Chris Nelson (Kelburne), Iain Scholefield (Qui Vive), Alan Forsyth (Surbiton), Chris Grassick (Surbiton), Nick Parkes (Surbiton), Gordon McIntyre (Beeston), Ross Stott (Grove Menzieshill), Gavin Byers (Grove Menzieshill), Kenny Bain (THC Hurley), Ian Moodie (Western Wildcats), Russell Anderson (Brooklands).

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