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Steven Fletcher returns as Scotland squad announced

The Sheffield Wednesday attacker has been called up for the crucial double-header.

Return: Steven Fletcher is back in the Scotland squad.
Return: Steven Fletcher is back in the Scotland squad. SNS

Steven Fletcher is to make his Scotland comeback in the crucial double-header against Albania and Israel.

The Sheffield Wednesday striker has been called up for the first time since he came on as a substitute in a 2-2 draw with Slovenia back in August 2017.

Manager Alex McLeish was left short of options in attack for the upcoming matches and has opted to hand Fletcher a recall to try and solve his selection headache.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is struggling for fitness and Hearts forward Steven Naismith is out of the two matches through injury.

Elsewhere, Aberdeen's Mikey Devlin and Gary Mackay-Steven keep their spots after being drafted in for the 3-0 friendly loss to Portugal at Hampden.

Bournemouth speed merchant Ryan Fraser is back in the squad after missing the last two matches through injury.

Scotland currently sit second in their Nations League group after suffering a 2-1 loss to Israel in Haifa last time out.

Israel occupy top spot on six points - with Scotland and Albania three points behind - but McLeish's men have a game in hand on both of their group rivals.

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