Tierney and McKenna out as Scotland call up McKay and Kingsley

Barrie McKay and Stephen Kingsley
Barrie McKay and Stephen Kingsley

Scotland were last night dealt a massive blow ahead of their Nations League match against Ukraine in Poland this evening when Scott McKenna and Kieran Tierney were both ruled out.

The national team need to draw or win their final Group B1 game in Krakow to top their section and secure a Euro 2024 play-off spot as well as promotion to the A League.

However, Nottingham Forest centre half McKenna and Arsenal left back Tierney, who started in the 2-1 triumph over the Republic of Ireland at Hampden on Saturday, have both had to withdraw.

McKenna has a knee strain while SFA medical staff have said that Tierney, who suffered a head knock just before half-time at the weekend, can not play because of concussion protocols.

Scott McTominay, the Manchester United midfielder who had featured against both Ukraine and Ireland, had already been ruled out of the game after picking up a second booking and a suspension.

Stephen Kinglsey and Barrie McKay of Hearts have been drafted in as cover.