Fletcher set for Scotland withdrawal

05 September 2010 12:16
Steven Fletcher is expected to withdraw from the Scotland squad for their Euro 2012 Euro qualifying game against Liechtenstein at Hampden.[LNB] The Wolves striker will have a foot injury assessed today by the Hampden medical team but is a major doubt for Tuesday's game.[LNB]Defender Steven Whittaker is carrying a calf knock and will also be assessed but striker Chris Iwelumo is again out with a hamstring injury which caused him to miss the draw against Lithuania in Kaunas on Friday night.[LNB]Defenders Lee Wallace and Kevin McNaughton are back in the squad after missing the Lithuania match with foot and groin injuries respectively.[LNB]Goalkeeper Iain Turner has been drafted in as a precaution after David Marshall hurt his elbow.[LNB]Scotland assistant boss Peter Houston said on Sunday: "Whittaker might not train today but should be okay.[LNB]"Fletcher will be assessed later this morning and the physios and doctors will let us know.[LNB]"Iwelumo is out, he didn't turn up, he was struggling.[LNB]"But Lee Wallace has turned up and he will do some work with the physios and Kevin McNaughton will join us."[LNB]Houston played down the loss of two points in Kaunas which leaves Scotland probably having to pick up points away from home against Spain and the Czech Republic.[LNB]He said: "We came away from a difficult fixture with a clean sheet.[LNB]"It would have been nice for us to score and we are disappointed that we didn't but we look forward rather than look back."

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