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Scott McTominay doubtful for Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off

The Manchester United midfielder has suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for "months".

Scott McTominay doubtful for Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off SNS
McTominay could miss crucial games for Scotland.

Scotland could be without Scott McTominay when they face Israel in their Euro 2020 play-off after the midfielder was ruled out for “a few months”.

McTominay suffered a knee injury during Manchester United’s win over Burnley and it was initially expected that he would miss a few weeks of football.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now revealed the player face a longer spell on the sidelines, putting him at serious risk of missing Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel in March, and the possible final against Norway or Serbia.

“He’ll be out for a few months,” Solskjaer said.

“It’s a big blow for us because Scott has been magnificent.”

Scotland are aiming to reach a first major finals since 1998 but manager Steve Clarke will be frustrated with another injury blow as he draws up his plans for the play-offs.

John McGinn is already doubtful with an ankle injury, while Kieran Tierney is recovering from a shoulder injury and may not be available.