No Dons in Scotland squad for World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta

Ryan Fraser.

Gordon Strachan has revealed his squad for Scotland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Lithuania and Malta.

There are no Aberdeen players in the contingent, although former Don Ryan Fraser retains his place from previous squads.

No Rangers players have been picked, but there is a first call-up for Fulham goalkeeper Jordan Archer.

The games, starting with Lithuania away fixture, will take place on September 1 and 4. Hampden Park in Glasgow will play host to the Malta match.

Scotland lie fourth in their group for the 2018 showpiece in Russia, behind England, Slovakia and Slovenia, with eight points from six games.

The squad in full is: Jordan Archer, Craig Gordon, Allan McGregor, Ikechi Anya, Christophe Berra, Grant Hanley, Russell Martin, Charlie Mulgrew, Andrew Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Steven Whittaker, Stuart Armstrong, Barry Bannan, Scott Brown, Tom Cairney, Darren Fletcher, James Forrest, Ryan Fraser, James McArthur, John McGinn, Matt Phillips, Matt Ritchie, Robert Snodgrass, Steven Fletcher, Leigh Griffiths, Chris Martin, Steven Naismith

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