STUART Armstrong has been called up to the Scotland squad for tonight’s Euro2020 qualifier against Russia in Moscow and San Marino’s visit on Sunday.

The Saints midfielder has replaced injured Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie.

Steve Clarke’s squad has been decimated by injuries ahead of tonight’s game against second-placed Russia in Moscow

The Scotland boss has already given up on automatic qualification, with Scotland nine points off second-placed Russia with four games left while the hosts are also 22 goals better off.

Clarke is building for the play-offs in March but he will not sacrifice the potential to get results to experiment.

“No free hits,” Clarke said at the Luzhniki Stadium.

“I would like to pick up 12 points from the remaining four games. Obviously it’s a tough one in Russia but there’s no free hits.

“We owe it to the thousand or so Tartan Army fans that are coming over as well to put on a good performance and hopefully go away with three points.

“Every match you go into you want to achieve the maximum.

“I want a good performance level,I want a good performance level in the next four matches. My belief is always that if your performance level is good enough, the points will follow.”

Maya Yoshida has a World Cup qualifier for Japan against Mongolia this morning (11.35am), while Jan Bednarek is with the Poland squad for a Euro 2020 qualifier away to Latvia tonight.