KILMARNOCK centre-back Stuart Findlay could be in line for his first Scotland cap after national team manager Steve Clarke called up the centre-back for the upcoming double-header against Russia and San Marino.

Findlay will replace Liam Cooper in the squad, after the Leeds United centre-half pulled out due to inury. it is the second time that the Kilmarnock defender has been included in the national set-up after Clarke called up Findlay in the summer for the matches against Cyprus and Belgium.

The 24-year-old has never been capped for the senior Scotland team but has made 13 appearances for the under-21 side.

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Findlay worked under Clarke at Kilmarnock and flourished under the Scotland manager's guidance during Clarke's two seasons at Rugby Park.

In a statement released on the club's website, Kilmarnock congratulated the defender on the call-up.

The statement read: "Congratulations to Stuart on his call up and we wish everyone involved in the national team all the best for the two matches."