Hanley out of Scotland squad

  • Last Updated: March 2 2014, 21:54 GMT

Blackburn defender Grant Hanley has joined Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass in withdrawing from the Scotland squad to face Poland on Wednesday.

Grant Hanley: Will not feature against Poland
Grant Hanley: Will not feature against Poland

The Scottish Football Association announced on Saturday that Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths would replace Snodgrass, whom Norwich have asked to be rested from international duty due to a recurring muscle problem.

And Hanley will also now be absent, the SFA confirming on Twitter: "Scotland A Update: Out - Grant Hanley, @robsnodgrass7. In - @Leighgriff09".


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Griffiths spoke about his inclusion for a prospective fifth cap after scoring a hat-trick in the Hoops' 5-0 win over Inverness on Saturday.

"It is a bonus," he said. "I am absolutely buzzing to go.

"I think (Scotland coach Gordon Strachan) made comments about me not being in the original squad because I wasn't playing for Wolves in the last month and a half or so and he wanted me to have time to settle in here - and I have done that kind of quickly."