Celtic couple James Forrest and Greg Taylor are out of the Scotland team for the next triple World Cup qualifying title, the Scottish Football Association confirmed.
The injured Celtic duo missed a 1-0 loss to Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday as did Gers right-back Nathan Patterson, who, along with Aston Villa’s John McGinn, “are following government guidelines and will not be available for our game against Denmark. ” .
Disappointed to miss the last 2 games and Wednesday night with a positive Covid test. Fortunately there are no symptoms and I feel fine. See you soon 👍🏻💜🏴
– John McGinn (@ jmcginn7) August 29, 2021
McGinn missed his team’s 1-1 draw at home against Brentford on Saturday after testing positive for coronavirus, but says he has no symptoms and is “feeling fine.”
Forrest and Taylor’s withdrawals come after Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and Southampton’s Stuart Armstrong were already ruled out.
Scotland play Denmark on Wednesday and then host Moldova in Hampden on Saturday night before traveling to Austria next Tuesday.
Steve Clarke’s team is second in Group F after three games, four points behind leaders Denmark.