Scotland captain Andy Robertson and striker Lyndon Dykes have been passed fit for their friendly against Austria. Both players missed out on their 1-1 draw against Poland. Robertson was ruled out after testing positive for Covid but is back in the fray after completing his isolation period. Dykes has been out of action for over a month with a hamstring injury also returns to the lineup.
“I love playing games, I don’t want to be sitting in my house if I don’t have to be,” Scotland captain Andy Robertson said. “I’m fit and well and I look forward to the game. I love playing games with Scotland, and I’m looking forward to hopefully another cap tomorrow and we’ll go back to Liverpool fresh and good to go for the run-in. The manager at Liverpool [Jurgen Klopp] supports all the players on international duty, he knows how important it is to all of us.”
“We discussed the issue before the camp and we were guided by QPR. They allowed Lyndon to come up and join us to watch the Poland game and he’s done a couple of training sessions since and is good to go,” Scotland head coach Steve Clarke said. “Looking at the bigger picture and in terms of fairness to the players in the squad more than anything – taking the club issues – it’s a game I’ll probably rotate more than I usually would for the second game of an international break. It doesn’t have much riding on it except you’re playing for your country and want to win and we want to continue the run we’re on. The key games are in front of us, the competitive matches in June are going to be massive for the country and everyone wants to be involved which is great.”
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