SPL Trivia: Scottish players to have returned home after spells in England

Everybody loves a returning hero. Particularly one who has come back home after success in foreign lands, or at least over The Border.

This week's trivia relates to the players in current SPL teams who have returned to their teams after playing with one of the teams in England.

These are players who often go south to test themselves at a higher level, and return to see out their careers or perhaps give their team a lift. Some arrive back after taking a roundabout route to their current clubs.

So, who are the 12?

Russell Anderson
The Aberdeen captain left to go to England with Sunderland, followed by time at Derby and a brief loan spell at Burnley. He returned to Aberdeen 18 months ago and has recently signed a new deal with the club.

Kris Boyd
The SPL's all-time top scorer moved from Kilmarnock to Rangers, helping the club to numerous accolades. He then moved on to Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Eskişehirspor, Portland Timbers and re-signed with Kille last week.

Chris Clark
Clark left Aberdeen in 2008 for Plymouth, scoring on his debut against Portsmouth, who would go on to win the FA Cup. He returned to Aberdeen in 2011.

Callum Davidson
The St Johnstone full-back left Perth for Blackburn Rovers in 1998, cementing his place in the Scotland side, before moving on Leicester and Preston North End. He returned to St Johnstone in 2011.

Rab Douglas
The Dundee goalkeeper spent five years at Celtic, before moving to Leicester in 2005. He spent several loan spells at Wycombe, Millwall and Plymouth (something of a feature this week) before re-signing for Dundee in 2008.

Steven Hammell
The Motherwell full-back has been an almost-ever-present at Fir Park, with the exception of a short sojourn to Southend United.

Keith Lasley
The Motherwell captain is yet another player to have gone to Plymouth and then returned to the SPL with the same club. Maybe the phrase "gone to Plymouth" could just become a euphemism for such practices?

James McFadden
Everyone got this one, right? McFadden re-signed for his first club last week, following successful spells at Everton and Birmingham in England.

Steven Milne
Dundee's striker has had a fairly roundabout route back to Dens Park. After leaving for Plymouth (who else?) he returned to Scotland with St Johnstone. He then moved on to Ross County before rejoining Dundee in 2011.

Charlie Mulgrew
Mulgrew didn't get much of a look-in at Celtic in his first spell, instead moving to Wolves in England. He returned to the SPL with Aberdeen, before signing for his boyhood favourites three years ago.

Ryan Stevenson
Hearts fans may have been forgiven for forgetting Stevenson ever left Tynecastle, given that his stay at Ipswich was only eight months long. He returned to Hearts in August 2012 after leaving in January.

Andy Webster
Webster was at Hearts between 2001 and 2006 before a very brief spell at Wigan Athletic, who he joined under the appropriately titled "Webster Ruling". He moved back to Scotland with Rangers, with spells on loan at Bristol City and Dundee United, before rejoining Hearts permanently in 2011.

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