Hearts winger Callumn Morrison has withdrawn from the Scotland under-21 squad after a hectic spell over the last two months – including the birth of his son.
Morrison’s withdrawal was confirmed by the Scottish FA on Wednesday as the squad prepare for friendlies with Mexico and Sweden.
The winger has made 36 appearances for Craig Levein’s side so far this season and has been allowed to stay at home with Scotland under-21 boss Scot Gemmill’s blessing.
Gemmill has a strong squad at his disposal with many of his players playing regular first-team football despite their young ages.
Gemmill’s side face Mexico at 2pm on Friday at Marbella’s Dama De Noche complex. They then meet Sweden on Monday for a 12.30pm kick-off at the Marbella Football Centre.
The fixtures are preparation for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.
Scotland are in Group 4 for the qualifying campaign alongside Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania and San Marino.
At club level, the youngster has done fantastically well to keep his first-team place at Tynecastle despite Craig Levein bringing in a host of new players coming in since the summer.
With continued regular football, Morrison looks to have a really bright future ahead of him at Tynecastle.