Scotland face Albania on Saturday and Israel on Tuesday in the UEFA Nations League – live on Sky Sports
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 16/11/18 10:57am
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck has been called up to the Scotland squad and will be in contention for Tuesday’s game against Israel.
Fleck will join up with the squad on Sunday and will not travel to Albania for the first match of their UEFA Nations League double-header.
Albania vs Scotland
November 17, 2018, 7:30pm
Seven players have pulled out of Alex McLeish’s squad, with Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn the most recent to do so on Thursday due to a calf injury.
Stephen O’Donnell, Charlie Mulgrew, Kevin McDonald, Craig Gordon, Ryan Jack and Michael Devlin had all previously withdrawn.
McLeish confident squad can deliver
Scotland manager Alex McLeish says he has faith in his squad after losing seven players for the Nations League matches against Albania and Israel.
Fleck has featured in all but one of the Blades matches in the Sky Bet Championship this season, with Chris Wilder’s side fourth in the table going into the international break.
The 27-year-old has represented his country at various age levels but is yet to play for the senior Scotland side.
Scotland vs Israel
November 20, 2018, 9:00pm
Israel currently top the three-team group on six points after three games, while Scotland sit in second on three points with a game in hand. Albania also have three points.