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BIG ECK CALLS IN BAIN

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CELTIC New Bhoy Scott Bain has replaced Rangers Old Boy Allan McGregor in the Scotland squad for their two-game summer tour of Peru and Mexico.

The Hoops keeper, who has just signed a four-year deal following his four-month loan deal from Dundee, has been called in by Alex McLeish to replace the 36-year-old shotstopper, who has rejoined the Ibrox side after completing his contract at Hull City.

McGregor, who agreed a two year deal at his former team this week, has dropped out of the player pool although the reason is unclear.

Bain has yet to make an appearance for the national side, but was called up by ex-boss Gordon Strachan for clashes with Qatar and the Republic of Ireland in 2016.

McLeish has already been hit by call-offs from English-based Scots Matt Ritchie, Ryan Fraser and Barry Douglas and has brought in Motherwell’s Chris Cadden and Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell.

Hearts centre-back John Souttar is also an injury doubt ahead of the double-header against the Peruvians in Lima on May 29 and the Mexicans at the Azteca Stadium on June 2.

OUT…veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor has called off from the two-game tour. Pic: Geo.

 

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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