James McArthur called into Scotland squad to face Slovenia

Wigan's James McArthur

Wigan midfielder James McArthur has been brought into Scotland's squad to face Slovenia on Wednesday after Celtic's Scott Brown was ruled out.

Brown missed his club's 1-0 win over Motherwell with a groin injury.

Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley has a calf injury and is rated doubtful for the friendly at Hampden Park.

Blackpool winger Matt Phillips, who was in line to win his first cap, is also a doubt but he has joined the squad to allow his injury to be assessed.

Phillips, who qualifies for Scotland through his grandfather, missed his side's 3-1 win at Bristol City on Saturday.

Bardsley played 90 minutes in Sunderland's 4-0 defeat by West Brom but the SFA revealed he was doubtful with a calf injury.

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