Scotland: Andy Robertson to miss Kazakhstan game

Andy Robertson has gathered 28 caps for Scotland
Euro 2020 qualifying: Kazakhstan v Scotland
Venue:Astana ArenaDate:Thursday, 21 MarchKick-off:15:00 GMT
Protection:Hear on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB/on-line; live text commentary on the BBC Sport web hiss; learn about highlights on BBC Scotland

Scotland captain Andy Robertson has been dominated out of Thursday’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier in Kazakhstan.

The Liverpool defender had stayed within the assist of in Glasgow when the squad left on Sunday evening to beget an operation on an abscess in his mouth.

He had hoped to meet his group-mates in Astana, however will in its set up join them for Scotland’s second match in San Marino on Sunday.

It diagram Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is inclined to deputise at left-assist.

Jordan Archer, Barry Bannan and Charlie Mulgrew had already withdrawn from Alex McLeish’s squad, with Liam Kelly and Stuart Findlay called up.

Livingston goalkeeper Kelly and Kilmarnock defender Findlay are both yet to bag a cap for his or her country.

Cardiff City’s Callum Paterson and Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth will additionally now not be occupied with Astana as a consequence of issues over the man made surface.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers:Scott Bain (Celtic), Liam Kelly (Livingston), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland)

Defenders:David Bates (Hamburg), Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Stephen O’Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), *Andy Robertson (Liverpool), John Souttar (Hearts), Kieran Tierney (Celtic).

Midfielders:Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), John Fleck (Sheffield United), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), *Callum Paterson (Cardiff City), Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen).

Forwards:Oliver Burke (Celtic), Oli McBurnie (Swansea City), James Forrest (Celtic), *Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Marc McNulty (Hibernian), Lewis Morgan (Sunderland), Johnny Russell (Kansas City).

*No longer readily available for Kazakhstan sport

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