London - Liverpool left-back Andy
Robertson is the latest player to drop out of Scotland's opening Euro
2020 qualifier away to Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Scotland's captain has a dental problem which requires surgery, but could feature against San Marino on Sunday.
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) had earlier
confirmed that Blackburn captain Charlie Mulgrew, Millwall goalkeeper
Jordan Archer and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan had pulled
Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser and Cardiff's Callum Paterson are
in the squad, but McLeish also confirmed neither would travel to
Kazakhstan for the first game on March 21 because of the artificial
surface at the Astana Arena.
Scotland boss Alex McLeish is already
without a host of players due to injury and international retirement,
while Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser and Cardiff's Callum Paterson have also
not travelled to Kazakhstan because of the artificial surface at the
"This has been an ongoing agreement with club and country - they are not going to play on the astro-turf," McLeish said.
centre-back Scott McKenna also emerged as an injury doubt for the after
the 22-year-old played with a heavily-bandaged thigh during his side's
1-1 draw with Livingston on Saturday.