STEPHEN O'Donnell and Johnny Russell have retained their places in the Scotland squad for the Belgium and Albania games at Hampden next month.

O'Donnell of Kilmarnock and Russell of the Kansas City Chiefs were both late call-ups for the summer tour of Peru and Mexico.

Right back O'Donnell played for Alex McLeish's team in both matches while forward Russell featured in the second game.

Both players will be involved with their country ahead of the friendly with World Cup semi-finalists Belgium at Hampden on Friday, September 7, and the opening Nations League game with Albania at the same venue three days later.

Elsewhere, John Souttar, who has helped Hearts win all three of their Ladbrokes Premiership matches so far this season to go top of the table, has won a call-up.

Souttar, who has got the nod due to Scott McKenna of Aberdeen being sidelined with a hamstring injury, was due to travel to South and North America this summer, but withdrew due to a knee injury.

McLeish will name what is expected to be a youthful squad for the double header at Hampden this afternoon.

Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur will not be involved because he wants to manage a persistent back injury.