Cowie called into Scotland squad

  • Last Updated: October 14 2012, 12:20 BST

Scotland boss Craig Levein has called up Cardiff midfielder Don Cowie for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Belgium.

Don Cowie: Called into Scotland squad

Cowie replaces Celtic captain Scott Brown, who has been struggling with a hip problem and was substituted at half-time during Friday's 2-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff.

The 29-year-old, who has made 10 appearances for Scotland, took part in Sunday's training session on familiar territory at Cardiff City Stadium.

Celtic winger James Forrest was unable to train on Sunday as he was undergoing treatment on an injury and a decision will be made on his fitness before the squad fly out to Brussels on Monday morning.

Forwards Jordan Rhodes and Robert Snodgrass will miss the Group A match at the Baudouin Stadium after withdrawing from the squad last week, while Everton midfielder Steven Naismith will complete his two-match ban.

Belgium, who claimed an impressive 3-0 win in Serbia on Friday, will be without injured pair Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku against Scotland who have picked up only two points from their three group games so far.