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Scotland injury news ahead of Euro 2024 opener against Germany

Published at :June 12, 2024 at 4:27 PM
Modified at :June 12, 2024 at 4:27 PM
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Captain Andrew Roberston in a race against time to face Nationalelf.

Scotland, under Steve Clarke, are gearing up for their second consecutive European Championship. They will undoubtedly have their work cut out for them as they look to advance past the group phase of an important international tournament at this point in their entire history.

With victories over Spain and Norway in the qualification round, the Tartan Army are getting closer to the much-awaited June 14 Euro 2024 curtain-raiser against the host nation, Germany.

As the Scots aim to pull off a huge upset in the opening game, it is an occasion to be welcomed rather than feared. After that, on June 19, they play Switzerland and four days later, they play Hungary in their last group encounter.

Scotland injury news vs Germany

When the Tartan Army play the hosts in Munich, Steve Clarke’s team will look to spoil the fun. A win would give them a great boost to their chances of making it to a major tournament’s knockout rounds for the first time.

Andrew Robertson is expected to be ready for Scotland’s opening Euro 2024 match against Germany on Friday night.

After limping out of training earlier this week, there were worries that skipper Robertson might not play against Germany. However, Scotland assistant John Carter has assured there are no issues regarding the left-back’s fitness.

“He [Robertson] is fine,” Carver said on Monday. “It was a precaution, really.

“The ball just caught his ankle but he will train tomorrow, he will be fine. Obviously at this stage we are going to be extra cautious. But he is OK, he is fine.”

Lawrence Shankland also withdrew from training with a “niggle” but is expected to be fit for the Group A opener, as is Stuart Armstrong, who has been training individually since overcoming a muscle problem.

Could injuries affect who makes Scotland manager Steve Clarke’s starting XI now that Euro 2024 is almost here?

Also read: Top three Scotland players to watch out for at Euro 2024

Lewis Ferguson, the midfielder, remained unavailable in the past few weeks following surgery. Stuart Armstrong has been recuperating from his season-ending injury sustained at Southampton. Scott McTominay of Manchester United sustained an injury. Defenders Nathan Patterson, Aaron Hickey, Grant Hanley and Kieran Tierney are still doubtful.

Given that Clarke stated that the “core squad” from Scotland’s victorious qualifying campaign “deserves the chance to go to the Euros”, he will have to make some extremely difficult choices in the upcoming weeks.

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