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Souttar and Naismith called up to Scotland squad

1st October 2018

John Souttar and Steven Naismith have been called up to the latest Scotland squad.

Alex McLeish has named the Hearts duo in his pool for Scotland’s Nations League and friendly matches this month.

Souttar won his first cap last month against Belgium, before following it up with a polished display in the 2-0 Nations League win over Albania.

Naismith was the hero of that game as his deflected effort opened the scoring at Hampden, and he went on to head home the second.

Scotland face Israel on Thursday, October 11th in Haifa, which is both sides’ second League C, Group 1 game.

European champions Portugal visit Hampden three days later in a friendly match, which kicks off at 5pm.