SCOTT BROWN has been recalled by Gordon Strachan for the crucial World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley on Friday, November 11.
The Celtic skipper returns for his country following his summer announcement that he would be retiring at international level to prolong his club career at the Champions.
Brown, 31, missed the win over Malta, the draw against Lithuania and the loss in Slovakia and is poised to cap his comeback with a place in Strachan’s line-up in a must-win encounter against the English.
With Brown’s Hoops team-mate Kieran Tierney and Hull City’s Andy Robertson ruled out through injury, Swansea City’s Stephen Kingsley has been recalled.
The former Falkirk defender will battle with Rangers captain Lee Wallace for the left-back spot.
Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton, Ibrox winger Barrie McKay and Hull midfielder Shaun Maloney drop out of the squad chosen for the previous Group F games against Lithuania and Slovakia.
Robert Snodgrass has been named in Strachan’s pool, despite sustaining an ankle injury.
His club Hull City stated last Tuesday they expected the midfielder to be out for a month.
The full squad is:
GOALKEEPERS: Craig Gordon (Celtic), Jack Hamilton (Hearts), David Marshall (Hull City);
DEFENDERS: Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers), Grant Hanley (Newcastle United), Stephen Kingsley (Swansea City), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Callum Paterson (Hearts), Lee Wallace (Rangers);
MIDFIELDERS: Ikechi Anya (Derby County), Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Scott Brown (Celtic), Oliver Burke (RB Leipzig), Darren Fletcher (West Brom), James Forrest (Celtic), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), John McGinn (Hibs), James Morrison (West Brom), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), Robert Snodgrass (Hull City);
FORWARDS: Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday), Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), Chris Martin (Derby County), Steven Naismith (Norwich City).