John Fleck has been added to the Scotland squad for the final UEFA Nations League match of 2018, which will see Alex McLeish’s side take on Israel at Hampden Park this Tuesday.
Fleck, 27, will link up with the squad upon their return from Albania to bolster the team’s midfield options, following the injury to John McGinn earlier this week.
The Glasgow native has earned his first call-up to the senior international setup, following a series of impressive performances for Sheffield United this season.
“We’re pleased to bring John into the squad following John McGinn’s injury,” said Scotland assistant coach James McFadden.
“He has been in fine form for a successful Sheffield United side this season, and his inclusion in the squad will offer us a fresh option against Israel.
“The coaching staff have settled on the play to play Albania and have been preparing on that basis all week. We discussed whether to bring John in to the squad to travel to Albania, but decided it would be best for him to rest at home and join up with the squad fresh on Sunday.
“Rather than have John travel from Sheffield to Edinburgh, on to Albania and back to Glasgow in the space of 48 hours, without him having the opportunity to train with the team, it is better for him to join up with us on Sunday and be physically and mentally prepared to focus on our match against Israel on Tuesday.”
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