Six Nations - Scotland recall Murray and Strokosch for Wales clash

Scotland's interim head coach Scott Johnson has recalled Euan Murray and Alasdair Strokosch to his squad for this Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales.

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Scotland's Euan Murray (PA Sport)

Murray, the 32-year-old tight-head prop, and 31-times-capped Perpignan back-row forward Strokosch both return to the group after missing last month`s 12-8 win over Ireland.

Devout Christian Murray was unavailable on religious grounds as he declines to play on the Sabbath while Strokosch has been sidelined since the facial injury he suffered in the opening-day defeat to England at Twickenham.

Of those who were in the match-day 23 against Ireland only David Denton is absent. The Edinburgh back-row forward picked up a knee injury while on duty for his club in their RaboDirect PRO12 loss to the Scarlets at the weekend.

However, Ryan Wilson, the uncapped Glasgow Warriors number eight, who led Scotland A to their win against England Saxons last month, is enlisted.

The Scotland team to face the Welsh at Murrayfield this weekend is due to be announced on Tuesday at noon.

Scotland squad:

Backs: Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Max Evans (Castres), Tom Heathcote (Bath Rugby), Stuart Hogg, Peter Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Sean Kennedy (all Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh Rugby), Sean Lamont, Sean Maitland, Peter Murchie, Henry Pyrgos (all Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott, Tim Visser (both Edinburgh Rugby), Nikki Walker (Worcester Warriors) and Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors).

Forwards: John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier), Kelly Brown (Saracens), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh Rugby), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks), Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby), Richie Gray (Sale Sharks), Ryan Grant, Dougie Hall (both Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Rob Harley, Alastair Kellock, Moray Low, Pat MacArthur (all Glasgow Warriors), Euan Murray (Worcester Warriors), Tom Ryder (Glasgow Warriors), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Jon Welsh and Ryan Wilson (both Glasgow Warriors)

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