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TRIPLE BLOW FOR SCOTS

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SCOTLAND boss Steve Clarke has been hit by a triple blow with skipper Andy Robertson, Scott McTominay and Ryan Fraser pulling out of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus on Saturday and Kazakhstan a week tonight.

The international gaffer has called in Celtic winger Lewis Morgan and Derby midfielder Graeme Shinnie for the double-header.

Leeds captain Liam Cooper had already withdrawn before Clarke received the latest bad news.

The Scots were already without former Hoops left-back Kieran Tierney with Arsenal insisting he still requires periods of rest following his summer double hernia surgery.

Defender Robertson starred for Liverpool against Manchester City on Sunday before sustaining an injury near the end of the 3-1 win at Anfield.

Outside-left Fraser played in Bournemouth’s defeat to Newcastle at the weekend and midfielder McTominay was stretchered off at the final whistle of Manchester United’s victory over Brighton.

 

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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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