Evening Express

Hearts’ Naismith called up to Scotland squad

Scotland's Steven Naismith.

Alex McLeish has called Steven Naismith up to the Scotland squad for their games against Belgium and Albania.

Naismith has had a strong start to the campaign for the Jambos, including a hat-trick in the Premiership against St Mirren at the weekend, and is now in contention to play in the friendly against Belgium on Friday and the UEFA Nations League opener with Albania on Monday.