Scotland’s Ryan Fraser has been pictured in Newcastle United training ahead of the October international matches.
The Newcastle United winger pulled out of the Scotland squad for the World Cup 2022 qualifier with Austria with injury earlier this month, having been involved in the Denmark and Moldova squads days previous. He was spotted in crutches and a boot as he headed back to Newcastle for treatment.
It was another injury concern for Fraser, who has been plagued by muscle injuries since joining Newcastle United from Bournemouth in 2020. Kenny McLean and Nathan Patterson also dropped out of the squad with injury.
But now domestic fixtures are back, Fraser is back in Newcastle United training. It will be a boost for Scotland head coach Steve Clarke, who will name his squad for October’s World Cup qualifiers before the end of the month. Clarke will also be hoping for the return of Scott McTominay, who is closing in on a Manchester United return.
Sitting second in World Cup 2022 qualification Group F, Scotland face a crucial match with third-placed Israel at the start of October. Victory in this, followed by wins over minnows Faroe Islands and Moldova, would all but secure a play-off spot for Scotland in the nation’s bid to reach the World Cup in Qatar next year.
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