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Brown, Maloney out of Scotland squad

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Injured Celtic midfielders Scott Brown and Shaun Maloney have been omitted from the Scotland squad for next Saturday's friendly in Wales.

Neither player travelled with their club to Hamburg for Thursday's make-or-break Europa League clash, with Brown still troubled by an ankle problem and Maloney having suffered a heel injury.

Cardiff's Ross McCormack and Birmingham's James McFadden have both been recalled after missing last month's friendly defeat in Japan through injury.

Fellow forward Kevin Kyle is also back in the squad after being unable to accept a late call-up for the Japan game due to a knee problem.

Steven Caldwell, Kenny Miller and Barry Robson also return following injury while three of the players who made their debuts in Japan have been retained - Don Cowie, Graham Dorrans and Lee Wallace.

Celtic left-back Danny Fox is included again after injury denied him a debut in Japan while Kevin Thomson, Alan Hutton and Steven Naismith fall into the same category, but Garry O'Connor and Robert Snodgrass drop out after missing the Japan trip through injury.

Charlie Adam and Ross Wallace have fallen out of the squad despite playing in Japan after being named in the original squad and there is no room for Stephen Hughes, Lee Miller and Craig Conway, who were all late call-ups for the Yokohama clash.

Darren Barr, who was named in the original squad for Japan but was the only outfield player not to get on, has been left out following the return of Burnley defender Caldwell.

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