Euro 2020: Grant Hanley a doubt for Scotland qualifiers

Grant Hanley
Grant Hanley earned the most recent of his 29 Scotland caps against Costa Rica in March 2018
Euro 2020 qualifier: Scotland v Russia
Venue: Hampden Park Date: Friday, 6 September Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland and follow live commentary on the BBC Sport Scotland website and app

Norwich City's Grant Hanley is a doubt for Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Russia and Belgium after suffering a groin strain in training.

Hanley, 27, was one of three centre-backs included in Steve Clarke's squad on Tuesday for the double-header.

However, following a scan, the defender has been ruled out of Norwich's English Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday.

"I'm not sure he can travel with Scotland," said manager Daniel Farke.

Scotland face Russia at Hampden Park on Friday, 6 October before hosting Belgium three days later.

Hanley has earned 29 caps since making his international debut against Northern Ireland in February 2011.

He was expected to make his first appearance under Clarke after missing out on selection since a 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica in March 2018.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Craig MacGillivray (Portsmouth), David Marshall (Wigan), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Kilmarnock)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich), Robert Snodgrass (West Ham), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Forwards: James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United), Steven Naismith (Hearts), Matt Phillips (West Brom) Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)

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