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Rangers duo out of Scotland game
Whittaker was substituted during half-time of Rangers' Scottish Premier League win against St Mirren with a hamstring strain, while Thomson has been ruled out after failing to recover from a sickness bug. Those withdrawals have seen Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam recalled for the clash in Cardiff. Scotland coach George Burley said: "Kevin is still laid low with a virus after one or two of the Rangers players were affected after their European game. "The doctor looked at him this morning and he is still not 100%. We were hoping to take him with us tomorrow but unfortunately he is still laid low. "Steven Whittaker has a hamstring injury and will not be available either. "We have called Charlie Adam into the squad who did very well at the weekend and scored a cracking goal for Blackpool. "He is a very good replacement, he has been playing very consistently, he is a quality player and he is getting a real benefit from playing regularly." Burley will also continue to monitor the sickness of captain Darren Fletcher, who has been troubled with an ankle problem recently. He added: "We will train tomorrow and see how everyone is. "It's nice to get the squad back together again and this is a game we are all looking forward to." Goalkeeper Craig Gordon was already forced to withdraw after suffering a fracture to his arm, resulting in a recall for St Mirren goalkeeper Paul Gallacher.
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