TOM CAIRNEY is out of Scotland’s double-header with Belgium and Albania.
And the Fulham midfielder now faces as much as a month on the sidelines.
Cairney suffered an ankle harm in Fulham’s Four-2 Premier League win over Burnley on Sunday.
Scots boss Alex McLeish is predicted to call a substitute earlier than he gathers his squad in Edinburgh on Sunday evening.
The information will likely be a serious blow for each membership and nation with Cairney having began all of Fulham’s three video games again within the Premier League.
The Cottagers tackle Brighton this weekend after which have matches towards Man Metropolis, Watford and Everton earlier than the month is out.
Scotland’s David Bates has landed his first Beneath-21 call-up for subsequent month’s Euro qualifying double header with Andorra and Holland.
Hamburg’s former Rangers defender replaces John Souttar, who has been referred to as into the senior squad.
Strain Aberdeen child Frank Ross has additionally changed injured team-mate Scott Wright.
Albania coach Christian Panucci has recalled three over-30 gamers to face Scotland, together with 35-year-old former captain Ansi Agolli.
The international locations meet for the primary time subsequent month in Scotland’s Nations League opener.
Italian Panucci is below strain after 4 defeats of their final 5 video games.
And he has determined to go for expertise towards Scotland and group rivals Israel.
Panucci axed Agolli a yr in the past, however the Qarabag full-back is ready for cap No74.
Albania host Israel in Elbasan subsequent week within the opening sport in Scotland’s group earlier than travelling to Glasgow.