Kenny is axed for Eng­land crunch

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page -

Cam­bus­lang man Kenny McLean has suf­fered a new blow af­ter he was cut from the Scot­land squad for the up­com­ing World Cup qual­i­fier with Eng­land.

The Aberdeen mid­fielder was still get­ting over his Scot­tish Cup fi­nal heart­break when he was given the news by national team boss Gor­don Stra­chan.

Kenny, a former Cathkin High School pupil, was one of The Dons’ star men in Saturday’s 2-1 de­feat to Celtic who scored a last­minute goal to win at Ham­p­den Park.

Kenny has been axed from the pro­vi­sional Scot­land squad along with Hearts’ keeper Jack Hamil­ton, John McGinn of Hibs, Sh­effield Wed­nes­day’s Steven Fletcher and Brighton’s Jamie Mur­phy.

The 25-year-old has been one of the Pre­mier­ship’s top per­form­ers this sea­son and his call-up to the orig­i­nal squad was his first in more than a year.

Kenny told the Re­former last week he was ex­cited to be in­volved in such a big game for his coun­try. He said:“I’ve had a great sea­son with Aberdeen and I’ve worked hard to play my way into con­tention.”

Dropped Kenny McLean

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