Hearts striker Tony Watt called into Scotland squad

Hearts striker Tony Watt has been drafted into the Scotland squad for Sunday's World Cup qualifier away in Malta.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 5:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 6:09 pm
Tony Watt scored his first Hearts goal at the weekend. Pic: SNS
Tony Watt scored his first Hearts goal at the weekend. Pic: SNS

The on-loan Charlton forward, who scored his first goal for the Jambos away at Partick last weekend, was called up by Gordon Strachan after Celtic hit-man Leigh Griffiths pulled out of the group with a hamstring injury.

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Watt, 22, has been capped once by Scotland, coming as a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Czech Republic in March this year.

Midfielders James McArthur (Crystal Palace) and Kevin McDonald (Fulham) and Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney have also departed the squad due to injury, with Rangers full-back Lee Wallace brought in to replace Tierney.