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Hanley withdraws from Scotland squad to face Poland

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of Tuesday’s EURO 2016 qualifier with Poland, after Grant Hanley withdrew from the squad through injury.

The 22-year-old defender suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Georgia at Ibrox and now returns to Blackburn Rovers, who will assess the extent of the injury.

Hanley, who has been one of Scotland’s regular central defenders alongside Norwich’s Russell Martin, could be replaced by Brighton’s Gordon Greer. Although manager Gordon Strachan could call on the services of Ipswich Town’s Christophe Berra or Aberdeen’s Mark Reynolds.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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