Scott McTominay misses Scotland squad but Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson called up for World Cup qualifiers | football news

Scott McTominay is missing from Scotland’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but captain Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney are included in Steve Clarke’s squad.

McTominay sustained an injury after Manchester United’s opening game in the Premier League against Leeds, which prevented him from starting with a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

The 24-year-old came off the bench in the final stages at St Mary’s but the case kept him out of contention for Scotland’s next qualifiers in the playoffs against Denmark, Moldova and Austria.

Robertson – who signed a new contract with Liverpool on Tuesday – sustained an ankle ligament injury in a pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao on August 9, but quickly recovered to appear on the bench for his first two Premier League games.

Tierney suffered cramps in his thigh during Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday but has already returned to full training with Arsenal and will be available for selection.

St Johnston’s Xander Clark has been called into the squad for the first time

In total, there are four changes to Scotland’s Euro 2020 squad – two of them came in goal as St Johnston’s Xander Clarke and Motherwell’s William Kelly replaced David Marshall and John McLaughlin.

Clarke, 29, earned his first call-up after winning a cup double with St Johnston last season, while Kelly is set to make his first international game despite having been with previous teams.

Norwich midfielder Kenny McClain is back in the fold after an injury that forced him to miss Euro 2020, while Aberdeen unselected midfielder Louis Ferguson also made a cut in place of Sheffield United’s John Flick.

The whole Scotland team

GLASCOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 22: Scotland coach Steve Clarke during the Euro 2020 match between Croatia and Scotland at Hampden Park, on June 22, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group)
Scotland coach Steve Clarke hopes his team can benefit from an encouraging display at Euro 2020

goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), Xander Clark (St Johnston), Liam Kelly (Motherwell).

Defenders: Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Declan Gallagher (Aberdeen), Jack Hendry (KV Oostende), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal). ), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic).

midfielders: Billy Gilmore (Norwich City, on loan from Chelsea), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), David Turnbull (Celtic), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Louis Ferguson (Aberdeen) ). .

Attackers: Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Che Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle), James Forrest (Celtic), Kevin Nisbett (Hibernian).

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