Southampton forward Ché Adams is out of tonight’s crunch World Cup qualifier with the Faroe Islands as Scotland look to take leave themselves one win away from securing a playoff.
Adams started the thrilling 3-2 win over Israel on Saturday night but was forced off in the second half as Scott McTominay’s injury-time goal sealed a massive win for Scotland at Hampden.
The Southampton ace took to Twitter soon after the final whistle on Saturday and admitted his hope his injury was “nothing too serious” but it is bad enough that he’ll miss out on the chance to pick up another cap tonight.
“What an atmosphere tonight. Huge character from the boys,” he tweeted.
“Gutted to come off due to injury hopefully nothing too serious.”
Alternatives for Scotland with Adams missing
Lyndon Dykes seems certain to retain his place in the starting XI and Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet is likely to come into the side to partner the QPR forward and sink the Faroes.
Ryan Christie is another option for Steve Clarke as a replacement for Adams – the Bournemouth man replaced his south coast rival at Hampden – but the prolific Nisbet is probably better suited to leading the line alongside Dykes.
With Adams’ Southampton back in action on Sunday against Leeds in the Premier League, the decision may well have been taken to avoid risking him and potentially causing him to miss even more game time once he returns to St. Mary’s.
Had Scotland been facing Denmark or Austria tonight it could have been a different story but it would be a huge gamble to risk Adam tonight if he’s not 100%.
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