Sheffield Wednesday’s Barry Bannan has withdrawn from Scotland’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.
An official explanation has yet to be provided, sparking concern among the Wednesday fanbase that their already depleted squad has been hit with another injury.
Bannan, who was handed his first national team call-up in 18 months on Tuesday, joins goalkeeper Jordan Archer and defender Charlie Mulgrew in pulling out of Alex McLeish’s squad.
And he is the only one not to be directly replaced, with Liam Kelly and Stuart Findlay taking the spots of Archer and Mulgrew respectively.
Scotland squad update:
OUT: Jordan Archer, Barry Bannan, Charlie Mulgrew.
IN: Liam Kelly & Stuart Findlay. pic.twitter.com/cdeTGD59Wi
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) 17 March 2019
Findlay was incidentally linked with a £1 million move to Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week.
Bannan is already enjoying his most productive ever league campaign and was directly involved in two of Wednesday’s four goals against Blackburn on Saturday.
Right-back Liam Palmer is now the Owls’ sole representative in Scotland’s ranks.