Sport Scott McTominay returns to Steve Clarke's Scotland squad
Declan Rice has the chance to show Man United what they're missing
Rice has been linked with a move to United as they are in need of a defensive midfielder. Therefore, Sunday's Premier League fixture provides an opportunity for Rice to showcase his skillset.Rice has long been linked with a move to Manchester United as the Red Devils are in desperate need of a top-class defensive midfielder to establish themselves as real title contenders.
has returned to Scotland's squad for their crucial World Cup qualifiers with Israel and the Faroe Islands.
Themidfielder needed groin surgery last month which forced him to miss the wins against Moldova and Austria.
He returned for United's 2-1 win atand also started Saturday's 1-0 defeat to .
Southampton's Stuart Armstrong is also in the squad having pulled out through injury ahead of September's 2-0 loss to Denmark.
Rangers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin replaces Zander Clark in Steve Clarke's squad and Callum McGregor is also included despite missing Celtic's last four games through injury. Club team-mates James Forrest and Greg Taylor miss out due to injury.
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Scotland are second in Group F, four points clear of Austria and one point above next opponents Israel with the play-off spot in their own hands.
They host Israel on October 9 and visit the Faroes three days later.
Clarke said: 'It's good to get as many of your better players in the squad as possible.
'Scott (McTominay) is certainly one of those so it is good to have him back.'
Clarke added: 'When you name a squad there is still 11 days until match day so plenty of time, a couple of games.
'Callum (McGregor) is in that situation, Stuart Armstrong is in a similar situation but I am hoping that they will both get some minutes over the next couple of games and be fit and available to join the squad.
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'The medical staff have been in constant touch, we know where the players are at and as always we will treat them as well as we can.'
The former Kilmarnock and West Brom boss was also pleased that the new member of his backroom staff, Austin MacPhee, the set-piece coach for Aston Villa, will finally join the squad after missing the last camp with Covid-19 issues.
He said: 'Austin has recovered from Covid thankfully, so he will join us for the first time.
'He will bring something different to the staff, fresh ideas, which is good. As a coach, I always like to be challenged, I like to challenge the players so Austin will do that, he will bring in something different.
'Steven Naismith jumped in at the last minute to help out in the last camp and I have decided to keep Steven on the staff for this camp as well, he is a good conduit between myself and the players and obviously I have my trusted side-kick John Carver who does a great job for us.'
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Cooper (Leeds United)
Hendry (Club Brugge)
McKenna (Nottingham Forest)
Gilmour (Norwich on loan from Chelsea)
McGinn (Aston Villa)
McTominay (Manchester United)
Carlton add Tim Clarke to AFL coaching mix .
The AFL assistant coach merry-go-round is in full swing with a host of new appointments confirmed, including Tim Clarke's move from Gold Coast to Carlton.Clarke returns for a second stint at the Blues after leaving Gold Coast, where he has been replaced as an assistant coach by former Melbourne and Richmond forward Brad Miller.