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12 November 2019 12:33

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Andy Robertson, Scott McTominay and Ryan Fraser withdraw from Scotland squad

THREE Premier League-based Scotland players have pulled out of the national team squad ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers, including captain Andy Robertson. Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, who picked up a knock during his side's 3-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, has withdrawn from the squad alongside Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. Former Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has been drafted into the Scotland squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers with Cyprus and Kazakhstan. The call-ups for Shinnie – now with Derby – and Lewis Morgan come after Liam Cooper, Scott McTominay, Andy Robertson and Aberdonian Ryan Fraser pulled out. Scotland squad update: IN: Lewis Morgan & Graeme Shinnie.

OUT: Liam Cooper, Ryan Fraser, Scott McTominay & Andy Robertson. pic.twitter.com/P8yCQF3hww — Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 12, 2019 Steve Clarke's side are using the remaining two Group I games to build towards March's play-offs, with Dons Scott McKenna and Mikey Devlin also in the squad. Andy Robertson is one of four players to pull out of Steve Clarke's squad for the double-header. Out: Andy Robertson will miss Scotland duty. SNS Scotland captain Andy Robertson has withdrawn from the squad for the upcoming Euro double-header alongside Scott McTominay and Ryan Fraser.

Leeds defender Liam Cooper was already ruled out of the qualification matches against Cyprus and Kazakhstan yesterday with a groin injury. But Manchester United midfielder McTominay's omission with an ankle injury has now been confirmed, while Bournemouth winger Fraser has also pulled out. Following the quartet's withdrawal, Celtic winger Lewis Morgan and Derby midfielder Graeme Shinnie have been called up by Steve Clarke. The national team boss was already without left-back Kieran Tierney, who was omitted from the squad at Arsenal's request as he continues to build his fitness back up. Scotland face Cyprus on Saturday, before hosting Kazakhtan at Hampden on Tuesday.

Clarke's side are unable to qualify for the Euros automatically but can still end their tournament wait by prevailing in the upcoming play-offs. Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the App store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. Get the biggest Sport stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Depleted Scotland will face Cyprus and Kazakhstan without skipper Andy Robertson, Ryan Fraser and Scott McTominay. Steve Clarke has moved to address the call offs by bringing in Celtic winger Lewis Morgan and Derby midfielder Graeme Shinnie.

Leeds skipper Liam Cooper had already withdrawn before the triple body blow was announced on Tuesday morning. Clarke is already without Arsenal star Kieran Tierney with the left-back looking to manage his workload after his first extended run in the Gunners side following summer double hernia surgery. (Image: AFP via Getty Images) But the loss of Robertson who starred in Liverpool 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday is significant ahead of the final two fixtures of an abject qualifying campaign. Fraser played in Bournemouth's defeat to Newcastle on Saturday and McTominay was stretchered off at the final whistle of United's win over Brighton. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted the the midfielder could face a spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle knock.

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RYAN Fraser has withdrawn from the Scotland squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazakhstan. The Daily Echo understands the Cherries winger is being rested due to a minor knee injury. Fraser, 25, has made 11 Premier League appearances for Cherries this season but missed the clash against West Ham due to illness and was named on the bench at Southampton due to a slight knock. The Scot played the full 90 minutes of Saturday's defeat at Newcastle, providing an assist for Harry Wilson. Fraser has missed games due to a knee problem in the past, including withdrawing from the Scotland squad to travel to Kazakhstan in March due to fears the artificial surface could cause him lasting damage. Manchester United's Scott McTominay, Liverpool ace Andy Robertson and Leeds defender Liam Cooper have also pulled out of Steve Clarke's squad this week. Scotland are fourth in their group with two games to play and are unable to catch the top two of Belgium and Russia.