Councillor urges football authorities to consider Dundee for match

Richard McCready says Dundee has been ignored.

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A Dundee councillor is urging the Scottish football authorities to consider the city for at least one international match.

Scotland's players are preparing for a friendly against Estonia on Wednesday evening in Aberdeen.

But Richard McCready says Dundee has been ignored to the extent that there was a Royal Abdication crisis the last time it staged a full international.

He said: "I think over the last 15 or so years a lot of matches have been outside Glasgow. They're playing tonight in Aberdeen, they've played in Kilmarnock before, they've played in Edinburgh and Dundee has been left off.

"So I think it's about time Dundee had a full international match. The last full international match in Dundee was in 1936. It's that long ago that Edward the Eighth was still the King at the time so I think it's long overdue.

"As Dundee competes to be UK City of Culture in 2017 I think that one of the events which we should be looking to include in the year is at least one international football match.

"I will be writing to the SFA asking that they consider bringing a full international match to Dundee before too long."

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