Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wallace returns to Scotland squad

Scotland full-back Lee Wallace
Wallace missed Friday's draw in Lithuania with a foot injury

SCOTLAND v LIECHTENSTEIN - European Championship qualifying
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Tuesday, 6 September Kick-off: 2000 BST Coverage: BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC One Scotland at 2235 BST.

Defenders Lee Wallace and Kevin McNaughton are back in the squad for Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier with Liechtenstein on Tuesday.

The duo missed Friday's 0-0 draw in Lithuania through injury.

And their return is timely, with full-back Steven Whittaker carrying a calf knock from the match in Kaunas.

Striker Steven Fletcher is still struggling with a foot injury, while goalkeeper Iain Turner has been drafted in as cover for David Marshall.

The Cardiff keeper was on the bench on Friday but has an elbow problem, and Everton's Turner, who is on loan at Coventry, will provide back-up, along with Blackpool's Matt Gilks.

Along with Wolves striker Fletcher, Chris Iwelumo did not travel to Lithuania and the Barnsley forward has not recovered sufficiently from a hamstring injury to be considered.

Of the players receiving medical attention, Scotland assistant boss Peter Houston said: "Whittaker might not train today but should be okay.

"Fletcher will be assessed later and the physios and doctors will let us know.

"Iwelumo is out, he didn't turn up, he was struggling.

"But Lee Wallace has turned up and he will do some work with the physios and Kevin McNaughton will join us."

Manager Craig Levein has already indicated that he will make changes for the Hampden clash with Liechtenstein, saying he would call on "one or two flair players" against opponents who are expected to sit in and defend in numbers.


That could see a return to the starting line-up for James McFadden, who appeared as a late substitute on Friday, and a place for striker Kris Boyd.

"We'll be looking to attack and try and score goals," said Houston.

"But what we'll come up against is a team that will be as well-organised as they possibly can. Last year, England had to wait until late on to get a goal against them.

"The players are up for it and it's something we're excited about.

"The three points is the most important thing. Yes, it would be nice to score a few goals, but I think it would be disrespectful for me to talk about how many we're going to score."

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