McLeish rings the changes

12 March 2018 10:17:57 EST

Alex McLeish has included six new faces in his Scotland squad for this month's friendly internationals against Costa Rica and Hungary.

McLeish, who is beginning his second spell as national manager after succeeding Gordon Strachan, has called up Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie, Hibernian midfielder Dylan McGeouch, Wolves full-back Barry Douglas, Hearts goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin, Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna and Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay for the two games.

Scotland are scheduled to play Costa Rica at Hampden Park on 23rd March and Hungary four days later.

Craig Gordon is injured so Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor may be handed the opportunity to play for his country for the first time in a year.

McTominay recently pledged his international future to Scotland rather than England following talks with McLeish. He has played 17 times for Manchester United this season, starting the last five games.

Meanwhile, Brazil are 4/1 to win this summer's World Cup. Argentina can be backed at 11/1, Russia at 40/1 and Germany at 8/1.

Scotland squad:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Allan McGregor (Hull City) Jon McLaughlin (Hearts).

Defenders: Barry Douglas (Wolves), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Russell Martin (Norwich), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn), Callum Paterson (Cardiff), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Celtic).

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), James Forrest (Celtic), Tom Cairney (Fulham), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian). John McGinn (Hibernian), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Brighton), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle), Ryan Christie (Celtic).

Forwards: Oli McBurnie (Swansea), Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest), Matt Phillips (West Brom).

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