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Alex McLeish tells injury-hit Scotland to be giantkillers in friendlies

• Armstrong and Souttar drop out of squad for Peru and Mexico
• United States-based players may be handed late call-ups

Alex McLeish has said Scotland will have to perform acts of “giantkilling” against Peru and Mexico after the number of withdrawals from his squad stretched to six. McLeish, who already had a makeshift party for the upcoming friendlies, lost the Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong and the Hearts defender John Souttar on Monday due to injury. The Scots travel to face Peru in Lima on 29 May before a meeting in Mexico City on 2 June.

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