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Friendlies against Peru and Mexico

Capital clubs to the four in Scotland squad

John Souttar

Hearts defender John Souttar is in line to make his first appearance for Scotland (pic SNS Group)

There is a strong Edinburgh influence in Alex McLeish’s latest squad, with Hearts and Hibs providing two players each for  Scotland’s upcoming friendlies against Peru and Mexico.

Seven uncapped players will board the plane later this month, with Hearts duo John Souttar and Jon McLaughlin joined by Hibs pair Lewis Stevenson and Dylan McGeouch, Aberdeen’s Graham Shinnie, Celtic’s Lewis Morgan and Millwall keeper Jordan Archer.

Celtic stars Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest, Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths will not travel after a hectic domestic season.

Peru provide the opposition on 29 May, with Mexico next up on 2 June.

Head coach McLeish will be hoping to use the games to build on the momentum achieved with the 1-0 victory over Hungary in Budapest in March.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Allan McGregor (Hull City) Jon McLaughlin (Hearts)

Defenders: Barry Douglas (Wolves), Jack Hendry (Celtic), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers), Callum Paterson (Cardiff City), John Souttar (Hearts), Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian), John McGinn (Hibernian), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan at Rangers), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), Graeme Shinnie (Aberdeen), Ryan Christie (Celtic, on loan at Aberdeen).

Forwards: Oli McBurnie (Swansea City, on loan at Barnsley), Lewis Morgan (Celtic, on loan at St Mirren), Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City).

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