Norwich City captain Grant Hanley is set to miss the latest round of Scotland matches following a groin injury.
The defender hasn’t featured since August 24 in a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea. He was called up to the Scotland squad for the upcoming international fixtures regardless of that.
It is almost a guarantee though that he’ll drop out of the squad now. Canaries boss Daniel Farke has confirmed that Hanley will have to see a specialist in a bid to free himself of the injury.
The German told the Daily Record: “Grant has had a setback with his groin injury.
“We tried everything to bring him onto the training pitch. But there was no chance for him to handle the load and for that, yes, he will need to see a specialist on Monday to find out what the reasons are.
Scotland kind of need Norwich man Hanley
With Scott McKenna and Liam Cooper both missing from this squad, Steve Clarke is sort of relying on Hanley to be fit enough to play.
Alongside Charlie Mulgrew, he is Scotland’s most experienced centre-back. For the second time in a row though, it looks likely that his services will be unavailable.
It’s a shame for him perhaps as he isn’t getting minutes just now at Carrow Road. The chance to get some playing time under his belt was likely something he was looking forward to.
It doesn’t look like he’ll be flying out to Russia though. Instead, it looks almost certain that the Norwich man will stay at home to sort out his injury problems