Mikey Johnston will miss tonight’s Scotland u-21 clash with Ukraine.
The Celtic winger has been in outstanding form for Scott Gemmill’s side but misses out with a hamstring injury.
Johnston played in last week’s Reserve Cup tie against Aberdeen but missed out on the first team matches against RB Salzburg and St Johnstone.
“Mikey’s got a slight problem with his hamstring, and Celtic had him scanned last weekend,” the Scotland u-21 boss told The Sun.
“Both (Everton’s Fraser Hornby) of them have done really well for us.
“Everyone knows about Fraser’s impact, not just in the last couple of games but at the Toulon Tournament too.
“Mikey had a strong tournament as well. Chris Cadden took a stud in his ankle at the weekend and got an infection, but the antibiotics are working.
“That’s the purpose of the Under 21s team though — it’s an opportunity for the next player to show they can be trusted to play.”
Scotland and Ukraine are both on 14 points behind England who have topped Group 4 to book a place at the finals of the European Championships.
After today’s match Scotland complete their campaign against England at Tynecastle on Tuesday while Holland host Ukraine.
Celtic’s will be hoping that Johnston isn’t facing a lengthy absence with the teenager involved in eight matches so far this season including both matches against Suduva in the Europa League play-off.
Lewis Morgan was the only other Celtic player included in the Scotland u-21 squad for the double header against Ukraine and England.