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Griffiths and Fletcher ruled out of Scotland friendly

Darren Fletcher has also been forced to pull out of the squad for the Netherlands match..

Darren Fletcher and Leigh Griffiths will not feature on Thursday.
Darren Fletcher and Leigh Griffiths will not feature on Thursday. SNS

Leigh Griffiths will miss Scotland's friendly against Netherlands next week with a calf injury.

Darren Fletcher has also withdrawn from the squad after playing in Stoke's 2-2 draw with Leicester on Saturday.

The national side play their first fixture since Gordon Strachan was released as manager, taking on Dick Advocaat's side at Pittodrie on Thursday, November 9.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the striker suffered a recurrence of a problem which has troubled him in recent months, during their midweek Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.

Griffiths was not listed in Celtic's 18-man squad for their 4-0 victory over St Johnstone and will no longer join up with his international team-mates on Monday.

Rodgers said: "He won't play. He had a slight calf injury from our game during the week. He had a scan and it's not overly serious, but it will probably be a week to 10 days, which is unfortunate."

Nottingham Forest's Jason Cummings is the only out-and-out striker in interim manager Malky Mackay's squad, although Ryan Christie is also listed among the forwards.

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