Greer earns third Scotland cap - and Albion have played their part

Gordon Greer

Gordon Greer

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Gordon Greer reckons he is getting better with age as Albion skipper.

He hopes to show that for Scotland tonight after being picked to make his third cap.

Greer starts against Poland in a friendly in Warsaw.

The Poles play 4-1-4-1 and their attack is led by Arkadiusz Milik, who plays in Germany for Augsburg on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.

Greer believes his work with Oscar Garcia and the Seagulls has kept him in great shape for international action.

He said: “As a defender you get better as you get older because your positional sense gets better.

“I’ve kept myself as fit as I can and I’m really enjoying playing football for Brighton.

“We’ve got a style of play that suits me.

“I feel very settled down there. I enjoy the style of football we play and the manager is great with me.”

Greer reckons tonight’s game, being streamed live at dailyrecord.co.uk, has been given extra edge by the Euro 2016 qualifying draw.

Scotland and Poland will be in the same group as they chase a place in the European finals in France.

Greer said: “Even though it’s a friendly, it’s never friendly. I want to win the game.

“We have got a really important campaign coming up and it will be really interesting to be out there.”

The Republic of Ireland are in the same qualifying group.

On-loan Albion left-back Stephen Ward starts their friendly against Serbia tonight.

Jesse Lingard and Christian Walton were named among the subs for England’s under-21s and under-19s respectively.

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7:07pm Wed 5 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Well done big man. Top defender , and a winner, for those that doubt it, remember the mess before he got here.
Well done big man. Top defender , and a winner, for those that doubt it, remember the mess before he got here. mark by the sea
  • Score: 10

7:22pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Falmer Wizard says...

Great news,the more he plays in higher grade football the experience gained will be to the advantage of the Albion.
Great news,the more he plays in higher grade football the experience gained will be to the advantage of the Albion. Falmer Wizard
  • Score: 7

11:57pm Wed 5 Mar 14

farside says...

Gordon Greer - 3 caps and 3 clean sheets. Must be doing something right. Played well tonight reportedly. Sounds like Ward had a reasonably solid game for ireland but Lingard didn't come off the bench for the U-21's tonight. Anyone know if Walton got on for England U-19's? Think I'd be happy with him as back up to the PiG next season.
Gordon Greer - 3 caps and 3 clean sheets. Must be doing something right. Played well tonight reportedly. Sounds like Ward had a reasonably solid game for ireland but Lingard didn't come off the bench for the U-21's tonight. Anyone know if Walton got on for England U-19's? Think I'd be happy with him as back up to the PiG next season. farside
  • Score: 1

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