SCOTLAND have recalled young Celtic defender Jack Hendry to the squad for the forthcoming Nations League game against Israel and the friendly against Portugal at Hampden a week on Sunday.
Alex McLeish has also found spaces for Hendry’s Hoops team-mates Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest, Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths.
Back into the reckoning come ex-Hearts keeper Jon McLaughlin, now with Sunderland, Aberdeen centre-half Scott McKenna and Swansea striker Oli McBurnie.
SCOTLAND THE RAVE…Kieran Tierney on the ball for his country. Pic: Geo.
The Dons stopper was involved in a moment of controversy in his side’s 1-0 loss at Parkhead on Saturday following a high challenge on Odsonne Edouard which, remarkably, went unpunished by referee Bobby Madden.
Scotland, who beat Albania 2-0 in their opening Nations League match, travel to face Israel a week on Thursday in Haifa before hosting the Portuguese three days later.
The full squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Craig Gordon (Celtic), Allan McGregor (Sevco Rangers), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland);.
DEFENDERS: Jack Hendry and Kieran Tierney (both Celtic), Scott McKenna and Graeme Shinnie (both Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn), Stephen O’Donnell (Kilmarnock), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), John Souttar (Hearts);
MIDFIELDERS: James Forrest and Callum McGregor (both Celtic), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Robert Snodgrass (West Ham);
FORWARDS: Leigh Griffiths (Celtic), Oliver McBurnie (Swansea), Steven Naismith (Hearts), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)..