THERE was mixed news for former Celts as Gordon Strachan puts his Scotland squad together for Tuesday night’s friendly international against Denmark at Hampden.
Ex-Hoops keeper David Marshall, now at Cardiff City, has been forced to withdraw with pneumonia, but Shaun Maloney (Hull City) and Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) have been brought into Strachan’s plans.
Steven Fletcher, who has been linked with the SPFL champions and is on loan at Marseille from Sunderland at the moment, has also returned to the squad.
A bout of illness forced the former Hibs frontman to pull out of the pool that won 1-0 over the Czech Republic in Prague on Thursday. Fletcher will be up for grabs for free in the summer while he runs down his contract at the Stadium of Light.
Former Parkhead gaffer Strachan included 10 uncapped players in his two pools for these two games, with fixtures away to Italy and France on May 29 and June 4 still to come.
There could be a massive presence of SEVEN Celtic players at the national stadium on Tuesday. Strachan has brought in Scott Brown, Craig Gordon, Charlie Mulgrew, Keiran Tierney, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths to his squad while Erik Sviatchenko will figure for the Danes.
Ronny Deila will no doubt be hoping his players come through unscathed before the crucial home game against Hearts on Saturday.