There is some confusion surrounding claims that new Rangers signing John Souttar was forced to sit out the nation’s much-needed 4-1 victory over Armenia.
The ex-Hearts star, 25, joins Rangers this summer but unfortunately Souttar’s career to date has been hampered by a serious of long-term injuries.
But despite the knocks the defender has always battled back stronger and following an impressive season with Hearts the Scotland international has earned his big move to Ibrox.
There is some apprehension amongst the support regarding Souttar’s recurring issues, especially given the amount of players in our squad who have persistent problems.
So you’ll forgive a few Rangers fans and their racing hearts for fearing the worst when the Scotland national team claimed Souttar missed the victory due to injury issues.
In a tweet sent out via the official Scotland national team account, John Souttar was named alongside Andy Robertson and Scott McKenna on the team’s injury list.
But this claim has since been refuted by Rangers Review editor Jonny McFarlane, who claims that John Souttar was left out of the Scotland squad as a precaution.
McFarlane would later claim that this is due to the fact John Souttar is still working his way back to fitness after an injury problem at Hearts at the end of the season.
Whatever the case, Scotland didn’t need John Souttar as they romped to a 4-1 victory against 9-man Armenia to ease the pressure on Steve Clarke.
After tasting World Cup and early Nations League disappointment, a Stewart Armstrong double alongside goals from John McGinn and Che Adams helped the nation bounce back from an early scare.
Meanwhile, an Ibrox bid has reportedly landed for another defender who has been linked with a move away since the window opened.