Scotland have been hit with defensive worries ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final play-off match against Israel with Scott McKenna missing out for Nottingham Forest.

The defender joined Forest from Aberdeen during September in a seven-figure switch that finally saw him make the jump to English football after years of speculation.

He started in his first match too, McKenna impressing despite Nottingham Forest going down 2-1 to Huddersfield Town. But he wasn’t to be seen as the City Ground side again suffered defeat, this time 2-1 to Bristol City on Saturday.

McKenna missed out through injury, a nightmare for Scotland manager Steve Clarke with four days to go until the national teams bids to go one step closer to its first major tournament since 1998.

The extent of the injury is unclear so it could have been a minor knock. Regardless, given how close the Israel test is, one would assume McKenna is a doubt.

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Scott McKenna could miss the international triple-header. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Clarke will certainly hope his 16-cap Nottingham Forest defender can pull through in time for the Hampden showdown.

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