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Ritchie out of Scotland squad

Written by Dan King

Matt Ritchie has been withdrawn from the Scotland squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Hungary.

The winger - along with former Magpies team-mate Grant Hanley and Manchester United's Scott McTominay - will not travel to Budapest. He will instead return to Newcastle, where he will be assessed ahead of the weekend's crucial game against Huddersfield Town.

Ritchie played for 87 minutes as the Tartan Army lost 1-0 to Costa Rica on Friday in Alex McLeish's first game back in charge of the national team. The Magpies man drew a good save from Real Madrid's Keylor Navas with the hosts' best chance of the match.

Meanwhile, Ciaran Clark was a 69th-minute substitute for Republic of Ireland as they lost 1-0 in Turkey and Aleksandar Mitrovic played the full game for Serbia in a 2-1 defeat to Morocco.

Henri Saivet was a 66th-minute arrival for Senegal in a 1-1 draw with Uzbekistan while Adam Wilson was an unused substitute for England under-18s as they beat their Argentina counterparts 2-1. The winger had made his international bow in a 4-0 victory over Qatar two days earlier.

On Saturday, England under-21s beat Romania 2-1 at Molineux, but Freddie Woodman was not part of the matchday squad.

Then on Sunday, Slovakia beat hosts Thailand 3-2 to win the four-team King's Cup tournament in Bangkok. Martin Dúbravka, who had played in the first game, a 2-1 success against UAE, was an unused substitute but there was a first senior cap for former Newcastle Academy player Lubo Satka.

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