Aberdeen defender Michael Devlin gets first Scotland call-up
Devlin, Ryan Christie and Gary Mackay-Steven have been added to the Scotland squad ahead of the friendly with Portugal.
Aberdeen centre-back Michael Devlin has earned his first Scotland call-up after three defenders left the squad ahead of Sunday’s friendly against Portugal.
Charlie Mulgrew, John Souttar and Kieran Tierney – the three players who started in central defence in Israel on Thursday – have dropped out along with winger Robert Snodgrass.
Celtic’s Ryan Christie and Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven have also been called up for the Hampden encounter.
Tierney has been rested after playing his 22nd game of the season in Thursday’s 2-1 Nations League defeat, while the other three withdrawals wee all due to injury.
Mulgrew went off at half-time in Haifa while Souttar was about to be substituted before he was sent off.
Former Hamilton captain Devlin has made 11 appearances for Aberdeen this season after missing the entire 2017-18 campaign through injury. The 25-year-old could feature alongside Dons team-mate Scott McKenna in central defence. Celtic’s Jack Hendry is the only other centre-back in the squad.
Christie has won three Scotland caps over the past year while 28-year-old Aberdeen winger Mackay-Steven made his only full international appearance to date almost five years ago, when he came on for the last six minutes of a goalless friendly against the United States.