Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has pulled out of the Scotland squad ahead of Wednesday night’s match with Czech Republic.
The centre-back featured during Scotland’s crucial penalty shootout win over Israel last week before failing to appear in the 1-0 win against Slovakia on Sunday. It’s now been confirmed Cooper has an injury.
Leeds United will be without him for a couple of weeks for now after Cooper picked up a groin injury on Scotland duty.
It may mean he misses the Elland Road side’s return to action against Wolves next week.
It will definitely rule him out of Scotland’s next UEFA Nations League match against Czech Republic on Wednesday. It’s a big one for Clarke’s side, who could take comfortable control of their group on the road to World Cup 2022 qualification.
The vital encounter for Scotland though is next month, when they face Serbia for a place at next summer’s Euro 2020 competition. Leeds United man Cooper will be hoping to be fit for then.