France v Scotland

Robert Snodgrass has joined the Scotland squad

Snodgrass adds to the Scottish midfield options for Saturday’s friendly

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Scotland can call on Hull City’s Andrew Robertson, Robert Snodgrass and Shaun Maloney for Saturday’s friendly meeting with France.

The trio missed Sunday’s loss to Italy due to last weekend’s English Championship play-off final.

However, Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan did not join up with Gordon Strachan’s squad after finishing on the losing side at Wembley.

Ipswich defender Christophe Berra is unavailable for the match in Metz.

Steven Fletcher, who spent the second half of last season on loan to Marseille from Sunderland, is likely to lead the visitors’ attack, while goalkeeper David Marshall is in line to win his 24th cap.

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Hibernian midfielder John McGinn picked up a knock prior to the 1-0 defeat to Italy in Malta and will probably not be risked.

Allan McGregor, Scott Bain, Alan Hutton, Lee Wallace and Chris Martin all withdrew from the original party.

Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest, Leigh Griffiths and captain Scott Brown have all been given time off, with Celtic in Champions League qualifying action in mid-July.

Hearts full-back Callum Paterson made his debut against Italy, leaving Rangers winger Barrie McKay, Swansea left-back Stephen Kingsley and goalkeepers Scott Fox and Jack Hamilton as the uncapped players at Strachan’s disposal.

But the Scotland boss has said he intends to rely on those with more experience.

Strachan said: “Will there be any young kids in? I’d like to give them a chance somewhere down the line but you can’t just throw them into something like this because you can knock them back if it’s too overwhelming for them.”

Euro 2016 hosts France will be playing their final warm-up match before kicking the tournament off against Romania in Paris on 10 June.

And the hosts are likely to be near full-strength against the Scots, with Antoine Griezmann returning after his Champions League final disappointment with Atletico Madrid.

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