Callum Paterson and Matt Phillips also back for UEFA Nations League games in November, to be shown live on Sky Sports
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 06/11/18 1:40pm
Steven Fletcher has been recalled to the Scotland squad for the UEFA Nations League games against Albania and Israel later this month.
The Sheffield Wednesday forward is selected for the first time since October 2017, while Callum Paterson and Matt Phillips also return.
Injuries to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths and Hearts attacker Steven Naismith have left national boss Alex McLeish short on options in attack, leaving Cardiff’s Paterson and West Brom’s Phillips the opportunity to impress.
Michael Devlin and Gary Mackay-Steven were late call-ups by McLeish for the last squad, but are in from the start this time.
Albania vs Scotland
November 17, 2018, 7:30pm
However, Celtic defender Jack Hendry, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass all miss out.
Scotland vs Israel
November 20, 2018, 9:45pm
Goalkeepers – Craig Gordon, Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin
Defenders – Michael Devlin, Scott McKenna, Charlie Mulgrew, Stephen O’Donnell, Andrew Robertson, Graeme Shinnie, Kieran Tierney
Midfielders – Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie, James Forrest, Ryan Fraser, Gary Mackay-Steven, Kevin McDonald, John McGinn, Callum McGregor, Callum Paterson
Forwards – Steven Fletcher, Oliver McBurnie, Matt Phillips, Johnny Russell