Steve Clarke has named midfielders Scott McTominay and Callum McGregor in his 24-man squad for Scotland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
McTominay missed the previous triple-header due to a groin injury but has since returned for Manchester United, featuring against West Ham and Aston Villa.
Celtic captain McGregor is also included for the matches against Israel and Faroe Islands – despite missing the last four matches for his club due to injury.
Injured duo James Forrest and Greg Taylor drop out of the squad that recorded wins over Moldova and Austria earlier in September, as do Declan Gallagher and Zander Clark – the latter being replaced by Rangers’ Jon McLaughlin.
Saturday 9th October 4:00pm
Kick off 5:00pm
Scotland take on Israel at a sold-out Hampden Park before a trip to the Faroe Islands – with both matches live on Sky Sports.
Victory in the double-header – followed by a win in Moldova in November – will be enough for Scotland to seal a play-off spot.
goalkeepers: Craig Gordon (Hearts), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers), Liam Kelly (Motherwell).
Defenders: Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Jack Hendry (KV Oostende), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal), Andy Robertson (Liverpool).
midfielders: Billy Gilmour (Norwich City, on loan from Chelsea), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), David Turnbull (Celtic), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen) , Scott McTominay (Manchester United).
Strikers: Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Che Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian).