McTominay leaves Scotland training camp

Thursday 11 November 2021 14:30

Scott McTominay has returned home from international duty with Scotland due to a throat infection.

The Scots had been preparing for Friday's World Cup qualifier away to Moldova (kick-off 17:00 GMT) at a training camp in Spain, but illness has forced the Manchester United midfielder to withdraw from the squad.
However, the Reds' no.39 could yet feature in the subsequent match for Steve Clarke's team, against Denmark on Monday, if he is able to overcome the virus in time.

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Ahead of the Moldova game, the Scotland boss clarified the United player's situation.
“Unfortunately, Scott McTominay has picked up a bit of a throat virus,” confirmed Clarke. “We have sent Scott home to rest and recuperate. Hopefully he can join us again at the weekend.”
Upon his return, the club will monitor Scott's condition and keep the Scottish FA updated.
McTominay is the latest Red to drop out of international duty during the current break, following Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
Scott has been a reliable mainstay for Scotland during the current qualification campaign, and has often been deployed in a more unfamiliar centre-back role.
In the last international break, the Academy graduate even popped up at the other end of the field to score a memorable injury-time winner to secure a 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden Park.
Another win in the Faroe Islands a few days later left his country handsomely placed in qualification Group F, where they are currently in second position, some four points ahead of third-placed Israel.
Victory over Moldova in Chisinau will help the Scots seal second position, guaranteeing a play-off spot ahead of next year's World Cup in Qatar.
McTominay will unfortunately have to follow Friday's match from afar, and everyone at United wishes him a speedy recovery.