Johnny Russell replaces Craig Bryson in Scotland squad

Johnny Russell has scored five goals for Derby this season
Russell has scored four goals in his last four games for Derby County
Scotland v Republic of Ireland
Venue: Celtic Park Date: 14 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio Scotland & online. Live text on BBC Sport website.

Derby's Johnny Russell has been called up to the Scotland squad for this month's games against the Republic of Ireland and England.

The uncapped 24-year-old forward replaces club team-mate Craig Bryson, who has been ruled out through injury.

Russell scored twice in Saturday's 5-0 win over Wolves, taking his tally for the season to five.

He will join club-mates Craig Forsyth and Chris Martin in Gordon Strachan's 27-man pool.

Derby lead the Championship, with manager Steve McClaren recently describing former Dundee United star Russell as "the catalyst" for the team's recent run of good form.

The Irish visit Celtic Park as European Championship qualifying Group D leaders on 14 November, with England visiting Glasgow for a friendly four days later.

Scotland are three points behind the Republic of Ireland after three games.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Matt Gilks (Burnley), Craig Gordon (Celtic), David Marshall (Cardiff City)

Defenders: Phil Bardsley (Stoke City), Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town), Craig Forsyth (Derby County), Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Russell Martin (Norwich City), Andrew Robertson (Hull City), Steven Whittaker (Norwich City)

Midfielders: Ikechi Anya (Watford), Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace), Scott Brown (Celtic), Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest), Graham Dorrans (West Bromwich Albion), Darren Fletcher (Manchester United), Lewis Macleod (Rangers), Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion), Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)

Forwards: Steven Fletcher (Sunderland), Chris Martin (Derby County), Steven May (Sheffield Wednesday), Steven Naismith (Everton), Johnny Russell (Derby County)

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