Scotland boss Steve Clarke’s plans for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers have been dealt a blow after Grant Hanley was ruled out of both games.
The centre-back has an adductor injury that will see him miss Norwich’s game against Brentford this weekend and has forced him to withdraw from the Scotland squad for the trip to play Moldova and the match against Denmark at Hampden.
Scotland need just three points to be guaranteed a place in the play-offs for the World Cup in Qatar.
Norwich boss Daniel Farke confirmed on Friday that Hanley was not fit and wouldn’t return until after the international break.
“He is not available,” said Farke. “A groin adductor issue, so he is out and he will also miss games for Scotland. He is out for two to three weeks.”
There was better news for Scotland boss Clarke as Kieran Tierney returned to training with Arsenal after an ankle injury and will be a part of their squad this weekend.
Scotland are to head to Spain for warm weather training before facing Moldova in Chisinau next Friday. They play Denmark in Glasgow three days later.