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Ikechi Anya out of Scotland’s EURO 2016 qualification double header

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Watford midfielder Ikechi Anya has been ruled out of Scotland’s final two EURO 2016 qualifiers with Poland and Gibraltar.

Anya had been struggling with a calf injury and missed training earlier this week, despite the hope that the winger would pass a fitness test, manager Gordon Strachan has now confirmed that the 27-year-old has returned to his club for treatment on his injury.

At the pre-match press conference ahead of Thursday’s game against Poland, Strachan said: “Ikechi is not going to make it, he has a tight calf so he has gone back to get treatment at Watford.”

Anya has been an integral part of Strachan’s squad and he will be sorely missed against Poland.

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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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