Scotland manager Steve Clarke has said he deliberately left Lewis Ferguson out of the Nations League squad so he could find his feet in Serie A.
Clarke’s team will face Ukraine on Wednesday but Ferguson will not be involved. The star joined Bologna in the summer but has missed recent matches after a coaching change.
Clarke said: “Lewis is fine, I spoke to him. He went to Bologna and didn’t know he was suspended initially and missed the first two games. Their manager was under pressure and has now lost his job I could have brought in Lewis but I have Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean coming back after missing the summer.
“So I told Lewis it was best that he stays at Bologna, impress the new manager and get a place in the first team. Lewis is definitely one for Scotland’s future. I have no doubt that he will soon be in the Bologna team.
But who will line up for Scotland and how will fans be able to watch? Here’s everything you need to know.
When is it?
The match kicks off at 7:45 p.m. BST on Wednesday, September 21.
How can I watch?
The game will be available to watch on ITV4 and ITV Hub. The Premier Sports streaming service will also show the match.
For Scotland, Andy Robertson will not be available due to a knee injury and Ross Stewart and Lewis Ferguson will not be in the squad.
Ukraine, meanwhile, will be without injured Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Scotland XI: Gordon; McTominay, Tierney, Hanley; Hickey, McGregor, Gilmour, Jack; McGinn, Christie; Adam
Ukraine XI: Pyatov; Karavaev, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko; Malinovskyi, Stepanenko, Sobol; Yarmolenko, Yaremchuk, Tsygankov
Scotland – 29/20
Draw – 2/1
Ukraine – 2/1
It will be a revenge mission for Scotland after losing the World Cup play-offs earlier this year, but Ukraine should have enough to rise to the challenge. Scotland 1-2 Ukraine.