Here's how I see our strongest squad selection (25 players): Player Position Age Caps Goals McGregor GK 29 13 0 Gordon GK 28 40 0 Gary Caldwell DF 29 40 2 Stephen McManus DF 28 26 2 Cristophe Berra DF 26 13 1 Grant Hanley DF 19 2 0 Danny Wilson DF 19 3 1 Alan Hutton DR 26 20 0 Steven Whitt DL 26 12 0 Phil Bardsley DR 25 5 0 Lee Wallace DL 23 5 0 Mark Wilson DR 26 1 0 Darren Fletcher MF 27 53 4 Kris Commons MF 27 9 2 Graham Dorrans MF 24 5 0 Lee McCulloch MF 33 18 1 Charlie Adam MF 25 11 1 Scott Brown MF 25 25 2 Barry Bannan MF 21 5 0 James Morrison MF 25 13 1 Kenny Miller ST 31 55 14 Steven Naismith ST 24 10 1 Steven Fletcher ST 24 8 1 James McFadden ST 28 48 15 David Goodwill. ST 22 1 0 I feel the core of the squad from that great run back in 2007 (Particularly Gordon, Hutton, Fletcher, McFadden) should form the spine of our squad. We've got an impressively low average age (only two players over 30!), and the goals are spread across the squad quite broadly. I reckon Levein should stick to the core of this squad and let them build up a decent caps total and get used to playing with one another. First XI (all fit and playing to ability): Gordon Hutton Caldwell Berra Bardsley Fletcher Adam Morrison Brown McFadden Miller I'd be much happier though if Hanley and Wilson could force their way into the centre back slots. And we need to get confidence in another striker who would play in Miller's position (Fletcher or Goodwillie would seem good candidates. Otherwise Griffiths might come through at Wolves?). Either way It'd be great if we could find a robbie keane type i.e. a goal every other game...Kris Boyd looked like the answer a few years back but it's all went skeewiff since then for him and Scotland. Backup players who could put pressure on this squad with a run of good form would be: David Marshall Kirk Broadfoot Russell Martin Shaun Maloney James McArthur Robert Snodgrass Jamie Mackie Kris Boyd Ross McCormack Craig Mackail-Smith Chris Maguire That's my tuppence. Any really strong candidates I've missed?