Scotland honour Arsenal request not to select Tierney

Date published: Tuesday 5th November 2019 1:48 - Joe Williams

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Kieran Tierney will remain absent for Scotland in their final two European Championship qualifiers.

The Arsenal left-back has made a phased return from pelvic and groin problems in recent weeks and will sit out the games against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.

Leeds defender Liam Cooper, Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack and forwards Oli McBurnie and Steven Naismith are included after missing the previous two matches through injury.

Scotland manager Steve Clarke revealed Arsenal had made it clear Tierney was unavailable for selection.

Clarke said: “Kieran has got an ongoing issue that Arsenal are keen to address in the next international break and Arsenal asked us not to select him.

“It’s a little bit frustrating. It’s obviously frustrating for Kieran as well, but we’ve got good cover in that position.”


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