Football: Goram out for Scotland

Goalkeeper Andy Goram has been ruled out of Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Latvia on Saturday with a knee injury. St Johnstone's Alan Main has been called up as understudy to Jim Leighton. Billy McKinlay (ankle), and Ally McCoist (hamstring) are also doubtful.

Keith Gillespie is one of three players to withdraw from Northern Ireland's squad for their qualifier in Portugal. The Newcastle winger has a goin injury. Wigan's Pat McGibbon (knee) and Chester's Iain Jenkins (ankle) have also dropped out.

The Motherwell striker Tommy Coyne and Tranmere midfielder Liam O'Brien have been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad to play Romania.