With my social diary a bit constricted at present I got to thinking about internationalists who have played for the Rovers.
I know John White is the only player to play for Scotland while playing for the Rovers but I know we have had players who went on to gain international caps or who had gained them before they came to play for us.
I'll start off with goalkeeper Jim Brown( Scotland) and Danny Hegan ( Northern Ireland) both after leaving the Rovers.
I've seen two ex-Rovers players play in international matches:
- Sam Malcolmson - for New Zealand v Scotland, World Cup 1982 - Peter Dickson - Scotland U23s v Holland U23s 1976
Scott Shearer was in international Squads but I don't think got any full caps - he played in a B international. Another keeper - Allen McKnight played for Northern Ireland.
'Boys From the 'Brig' lists some others, but failed to mention Alec Bennett, who played for Scotland pre-First World War and for Rovers in 1920-21...he may also have been the only player who ever moved directly from Celtic to Rangers (in 1908 - two weeks after scoring the winning goal v Rangers to win the title for Celtic...Mo Johnston eat your heart out)!