Scotland captain Andy Robertson has returned to light training, just over a week after sustaining ankle ligament damage at Liverpool.

The Liverpool and Scotland left-back looked to have badly rolled his ankle in a pre-season friendly with Athletic Bilbao nine days ago. It was then confirmed he would miss the start of the English Premier League season, making him a doubt for Scotland’s crucial World Cup 2022 qualifiers in September.

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Robertson is stepping up his recovery at Liverpool. (Photo by Jan Kruger – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It would appear as if the chances of him appearing in matches against Denmark, Moldova and Austria have increased, with Liverpool posting on Twitter a video of Robertson running on the training pitch.

Given it was just over a week ago that Robertson sustained ligament damage, the Scotland captain appears to be making a swift recovery ahead of time. Scotland head coach Steve Clarke will be keen to see him fit.

His side took five points from three opening qualification matches against Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands, but a larger share of points will likely be needed in September to boost World Cup hopes.

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