Aberdeen duo McKenna and Shinnie on the bench for Scotland

Scotland's Scott McKenna.
Scotland's Scott McKenna.

Aberdeen duo Scott McKenna and Graeme Shinnie have been named as substitutes for Scotland’s UEFA Nations League tie in Israel.

Scotland manager Alex McLeish has gone with the same starting line-up from last month’s 2-0 home win over Albania at Hampden.

The Scots face Israel in a Group C-1 qualifier in Haifa at 7.45pm.


Aberdeen centre-back McKenna was ruled out of the Albania game and the 4-0 friendly loss to Belgium with a hamstring tear that sidelined the 21-year-old for six weeks.

Celtic winger James Forrest was also named on the bench despite scoring four goals in the first half of the 6-0 win at St Johnstone at the weekend.

Scotland : McGregor Souttar Mulgrew Tierney O’Donnell McGinn McDonald, McGregor, Robertson, Russell, Naismith