Scots will miss both Wallace and Iwelumo
Monday 30 August 2010
Lee Wallace and Chris Iwelumo are major doubts for Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifier against Lithuania in Kaunas on Friday night.
The Heart of Midlothian defender Wallace pulled up with an ankle injury in the warm-up before the Premier League game against Dundee United at Tynecastle yesterday and had to be replaced.
The Burnley striker Iwelumo tweaked a hamstring near the end of his club's defeat against Swansea City on Saturday.
His manager Brian Laws said on Burnley's official website: "We will have to assess what Chris is like, but I would say it is highly unlikely now he will go with Scotland during the international break."
The Rangers manager, Walter Smith, said on Friday that Andy Webster was out of the squad. The Ibrox defender has sciatica but, like Wallace and Iwelumo, he will be assessed by the Scotland medical team when they meet up today at their Mar Hall hotel base, near Glasgow.
The Scotland manager, Craig Levein, has already lost his No 1 goalkeeper Craig Gordon to a broken arm and defender Gary Caldwell, who had two hip operations during the summer.
Latest in Sport
Sami Khedira to Arsenal: Midfield omitted from Real Madrid squad for Spanish Super Cup
Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
Angel Di Maria latest: Manchester United target is Real Madrid's 'best player', says Diego Simeone
Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal tried and failed to sign German stars Thomas Muller and Marco Reus this summer
Tracey Emin: My Life In A Column
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
- 4 Kajieme Powell: Missouri police release video footage of second man killed by officers
- 5 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation