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Tierney a doubt for Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifiers

Read Sport logo Read Sport 19/03/2019 Oliver Birch
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Kieran Tierney is an injury doubt for Scotland ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifier against Kazakhstan later this week, the Daily Star reports. 

Alex McLeish’s side kick off their qualifying campaign for the next European Championships on Thursday and Tierney could be set to miss out.

The Celtic defender will be assessed during training on Tuesday, when Scotland will have their first taste of playing on the artificial surface in Kazakhstan, while captain Andy Robertson could also be ruled out of the tie.

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Tierney and his Celtic colleagues in the Scotland squad do have experience of playing on the pitch, however, after their Champions League qualifier against Astana in 2017.

McLeish’s Scotland have been drawn alongside Belgium, Russia, Cyprus and San Marino, as well as Kazakhstan in Group I, as they look to qualify for their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup.

Tierney is the latest injury concern for McLeish ahead of Thursday’s opener in Astana, after Barry Bannan, Charlie Mulgrew and Jordan Archer all pulled out of the squad.

However Robertson, who is set to miss the tie against Kazakhstan, could be fit for Scotland’s trip to San Marino on Sunday.

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