SCOTLAND international Che Adams has been ruled out of their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and is also a doubt for Saints’ meeting with Leeds United this weekend.

Adams had tweeted after the vital Israel victory Saturday that he hoped the injury wouldn’t be too serious, but Scottish publication Daily Record are reporting that he won’t be fit to face Faroe Islands and will instead return to Saints.

There, he will be assessed ahead of the crucial Premier League contest this weekend when Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds come to St Mary’s on Saturday, October 16.

Ex-Birmingham City striker Adams sustained a muscle concern while playing for his country against Israel and was forced off midway through the second half at Hampden Park, replaced by Bournemouth’s Ryan Christie.

It will be a minor blow for Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, although the Austrian boss left Adams on the bench during the visit to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge before the break – favouring Nathan Tella.

Armando Broja was ineligible against his parent side but is available to make a return to action, fresh off hitting a sublime winner for Albania against Hungary over the weekend.

If Adams isn’t fit, these are the likely replacements to partner summer signing Adam Armstrong in attack, with Saints still searching for a first win of the campaign.