Johnny Russell added to Scotland squad

Johnny Russell has been in fine form for Derby County. Picture: PA

Johnny Russell has been in fine form for Derby County. Picture: PA

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DERBY County striker Johnny Russell has been added to the Scotland squad for the matches against the Republic of Ireland and England.

The former Dundee United forward is yet to be capped at senior level, but scored a double in the Ram’s 5-0 win over Wolves, and has scored four goals in his last four matches for the Championship side.

Russell, 24, joins team-mates Craig Forsyth and Chris Martin in Gordon Strachan’s player pool but Craig Bryson is set to remain at Pride Park for treatment on a hip injury which has seen him miss the last two matches.

However, the ex-Kilmarnock midfielder could yet join up with the international squad.

Scotland face the Republic of Ireland in their Group D Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday November 14, before taking on England in a friendly match on November 18.

Both matches will be played at Celtic Park stadium.

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