Scotland have confirmed that Sheffield United striker Oliver McBurnie will miss the upcoming international fixtures.

The Blades star has been ruled out through injury (Scottish Sun) – leaving Steve Clarke short of options up top.

McBurnie is out for Scotland. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

He was reportedly seen leaving the Scotland hotel with doctor Jonny Gordon.

McBurnie is out of the Scotland firing line

It’ll be a worry for Chris Wilder that McBurnie has been forced to withdraw from action. He has featured prominently for the newly promoted side this term.

McBurnie won’t be in the Scotland firing line this time around at least. He was harshly criticised last month following the matches against Belgium and Russia.

Harshly criticised by sections of the Tartan Army. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s not an ideal situation for anyone. McBurnie and Sheffield United will be hoping the forward doesn’t miss any domestic action whilst Clarke has been left with just one natural striker in Lawrence Shankland for the upcoming matches against Russia and San Marino.

The forward has played eight times for the Bramall Lane side this term, scoring once. He is their club-record signing though and they will hope this isn’t a serious setback.

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