Hearts defender John Souttar set for full Scotland call-up

Hearts defender John Souttar is set to win a full Scotland call-up tomorrow.

Sunday, 26th August 2018, 12:02 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th August 2018, 12:09 pm
John Souttar has been in fine form for Hearts

The centre-back appeared to have been overlooked for next month’s matches with Belgium and Albania when he was included in Scot Gemmill’s under-21 squad to face Andorra and the Netherlands.

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However, reports today suggest Scotland boss Alex McLeish will now include Souttar in his squad in place of Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Souttar, 21, was called up for May’s friendly matches in Peru and Mexico but was forced to pull out due to injury.

Scotland take on World Cup semi-finalists Belgium in a friendly at Hampden on Friday, September 7 before beginning their UEFA Nations League campaign at home to the Albanians three days later.