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Villa's Bannan called up as West Brom's Morrison drops out of Scotland squad

Gordon Strachan has called on Barry Bannan to replace James Morrison in his Scotland squad for World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia.

West Bromwich Albion's Morrison has withdrawn because of a hamstring injury with Aston Villa's Bannan his replacement as the Scots look to improve their Group A standings.

Morrison was the fourth player to pull out of Strachan's squad, joining Southampton's Danny Fox, Leeds United striker Ross McCormack and Celtic winger James Forrest on the sidelines ahead of the Glasgow meeting with Wales on Friday and the trip to Serbia next week.

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