Some bad news today that Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie has pulled out of the Scotland squad to face Hungary in Budapest due to injury.
Scott McTominay and former Newcastle center-back Grant Hanley have also pulled out of the squad through injury.
All three players played in the disappointing 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica at Hampden Park on Friday night.
That was Alex McLeish’s first match as manager since returning to the job of Scotland coach.
Matt Ritchie – withdraws from Scottish squad
All three players will not travel to Budapest but exactly what is wrong with Ritchie we don’t know.
It could only be a precautionary move by the player to ensure he’s available on Saturday for our crucial game at home to Huddersfield.
But if Matt is out injured for that game – who takes the penalties?
Let’s hope it’s only minor but there’s no news on the extent of the injury being reported in the local papers.
What do you think?
Update – Chronicle is speculating it may be a groin injury.