Norway v Scotland: Ross McCormack and Matt Gilks out

International friendly: Norway v Scotland

  • Venue: Aker Stadion, Molde
  • Date: Tuesday, 19 November
  • Kick-off: 18:00 GMT

Coverage: Watch on BBC Two Scotland & BBC Sport website; listen on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW, on DAB digital radio and online; live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Leeds United striker Ross McCormack is the latest striker to pull out of Gordon Strachan's squad for Tuesday's friendly against Norway.

And Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks has also withdrawn from the game in Molde.

McCormack revealed on his Twitter account   that he had returned to his Championship club after picking up a hamstring injury.

"Heading back to Leeds having had to pull out the Scotland squad. Typical!" said the 27-year-old.

Just need another 24 hours for this to settle. I'll be fit for Boro 100%. And can't wait for it.

Ross McCormack Leeds and Scotland striker

McCormack had himself been called into the squad as cover after an injury to Blackburn Rovers' Jordan Rhodes ahead of the 0-0 draw with USA.

He earned his 10th cap as a substitute in Friday's game and was in contention for a starting place in Norway after Sunderland's Steven Fletcher was subsequently allowed to return to his club after starting at Hampden.

But McCormack is hopeful that he will be fit for Saturday's visit by Middlesbrough.

"Just need another 24 hours for this to settle," he said. "I'll be fit for Boro 100%. And can't wait for it."

Leeds' official Twitter feed also confirmed the player's withdrawal, saying he was returning to Elland Road for "treatment on a slight hamstring injury".

Strachan had already called up Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd and Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong following the withdrawal of Fletcher, Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew and Blackburn defender Grant Hanley.

Meanwhile, Gilks followed McCormack in missing the flight to Norway after being assessed by Scotland's team doctor for an undisclosed injury.

The 31-year-old was an unused substitute as Cardiff City's David Marshall kept goal against USA.

Partick Thistle's Scott Fox, who had received his first-ever call-up to the squad, is the other goalkeeper in the party heading for Norway.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Scott Fox (Partick Thistle), David Marshall (Cardiff City)

Defenders: Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Gordon Greer (Brighton & Hove Albion), Alan Hutton (Aston Villa), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Lee Wallace (Rangers), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders: Charlie Adam (Stoke City), Stuart Armstrong (Dundee United), Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), Scott Brown (Celtic), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Craig Conway (Brighton & Hove Albion), Gary Mackay-Steven (Dundee United), James McArthur (Wigan Athletic), Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City)

Forwards: Kris Boyd (Kilmarnock), Steven Naismith (Everton).