Stuart Armstrong out of World Cup qualifiers with calf injury

The Southampton midfielder will miss matches against Denmark, Moldova and Austria.

Stuart Armstrong out of World Cup qualifiers with calf injury Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Armstrong will miss games for club and country.

Scotland will be without Stuart Armstrong for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers after the midfielder was ruled out through injury.

The Southampton player has a calf injury that will see him miss his club’s Premier League match against Newcastle on Saturday and has forced him to withdraw from Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad.

The national team have a triple-header of Qatar 2022 qualifiers over the next two weeks, starting with a trip to play Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark on Wednesday.

Scotland will return home to play Moldova at Hampden on September 4 and then play Austria away three days later.

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Clarke had already been dealt a blow with news that Scott McTominay would not be available but named a strong squad on Tuesday.