Liam Palmer has had to pull out the Scotland squad with injury ahead of tonight’s massive match with Israel.
The Sheffield Wednesday right-back featured at the weekend for the Owls from the bench early in the match against QPR. But he was brought back off at half-time as he struggled with a knock.
It’s not one he has been able to shake off in time for the Scotland triple-header over the next six days.
Palmer now exits Steve Clarke’s squad ahead of one particularly massive match for his country.
Scotland face Israel at Hampden Park tonight in Euro 2020 play-off competition. Win that, and Clarke’s side set up a meeting with either Norway or Serbia in November for a chance to feature at Euro 2020 next summer.
It would be the first major tournament Scotland have qualified for since 1998. But they will have to do part of that journey to next summer’s tournament without their Sheffield Wednesday defender.