New injury worry for Scots
Davidson fitness concern; McArthur and Saunders called up
Last Updated: November 15, 2010 5:59pm
Davidson: Ankle problem
Scotland boss Craig Levein has suffered yet another injury headache ahead of Tuesday's friendly with the Faroe Islands after revealing late call-up Murray Davidson is struggling to be fit.
The preparations to the match at Pittodrie have been bordering on farcical after almost half of Scotland's squad pulled out, prompting the Scottish Football Association to announce six call-ups on Sunday.
St Johnstone midfielder Davidson and Paul Caddis were additional call-ups on Monday morning, but Levein has since revealed in his pre-match press conference that the former is suffering with an ankle injury.
Wigan midfielder James McArthur and Motherwell defender Steven Saunders have therefore been asked to travel up to Aberdeen in case Davidson cannot shake off his injury.
"Murray Davidson is here and has a slight ankle knock," said Levein. "We'll see how he trains tonight. He is the only one I've got any concerns about.
"We've asked James McArthur to join the squad just in case something happens to Murray and he can't be involved.
"James will join us this afternoon and if Murray does make it we will just have an extra young player in the squad."
Levein has also revealed there were another five players unable to accept a late call-up because of injury, but he has also insisted the match was not a waste to time.
"I've heard people questioning the value of the game," Levein said. "I can say 100 per cent that this game will provide me with a lot of information.
"Let's not forget some of the best players that ever played international football made their debuts in friendly matches.
"If we get through this game and I have discovered another two players then I will be delighted with that."
Levein had already left out established players such as Kenny Miller and Allan McGregor, while handing first call-ups to Liverpool teenager Danny Wilson, Dundee United striker David Goodwillie and Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan.