Clarke names Scotland squad for Spain and France double header

Kieran Tierney will miss the qualifier in Seville and friendly in Lille through injury, but there are returns for Celtic, Leeds and Luton stars.

Greg Taylor and Liam Cooper have earned returns to the Scotland squad for October’s international double header against Spain and France.

The defensive duo have been brought in to replace Kieran Tierney after the Real Sociedad defender suffered a hamstring injury in the Basque derby win over Athletic Bilbao.

Luton Town forward Jacob Brown and Motherwell’s Liam Kelly are also included among Steve Clarke’s settled party for the Euro 2024 qualifier in Seville and the friendly against the French in Lille.

Rangers’ Robbie McCrorie and Hearts forward Lawrence Shankland are also left out having been included in the pool that faced Cyprus and England last month.

There is also no place for Newcastle United’s Elliott Anderson, who dropped out of the squad last month amid rumours he had chosen to declare for England.

The Scotland boss has retained much of his squad that have carried the Tartan Army through the qualification campaign with a 100% record so far.

Scotland could book their place in Germany with a win at La Cartuja, but will also qualify without kicking a ball if Norway do anything less than win against the Spanish when they face off in Oslo on Sunday.

Squad in full:

Zander Clark Heart of Midlothian, Angus Gunn Norwich City, Liam Kelly Motherwell, Liam Cooper Leeds United, Jack Hendry Al-Ettifaq, Aaron Hickey Brentford, Scott McKenna Nottingham Forest, Nathan Patterson Everton, Ryan Porteous Watford, Andy Robertson Liverpool, John Souttar Rangers, Greg Taylor Celtic, Stuart Armstrong Southampton, Lewis Ferguson Bologna, Billy Gilmour Brighton & Hove Albion, Ryan Jack Rangers, John McGinn Aston Villa, Callum McGregor Celtic, Kenny McLean Norwich City, Scott McTominay Manchester United, Ché Adams Southampton, Jacob Brown Luton Town, Ryan Christie AFC Bournemouth, Lyndon Dykes Queens Park Rangers, Kevin Nisbet Millwall

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