GLASOW: Scotland striker Lyndon Dykes will miss Euro 2024 after a training ground injury on Friday.

The 28-year-old has netted nine times in 36 caps and played in all eight Euro qualifiers, starting five and scoring once.

Scotland open the tournament against hosts Germany on 14 June.

Che Adams and Lawrence Shankland are the only other centre-forwards in Steve Clarke’s squad.

“All the boys are gutted for Lyndon, it’s just a freak thing to happen,” midfielder Ryan Christie told BBC Scotland a few hours prior to confirmation of Dykes’ enforced withdrawal.

“We’ve had a few injuries already, so it’s frustrating.

“He’s been off for a while with the Championship [finishing on 4 May] and I know how hard he worked on his weeks off to prepare for this tournament.

“It’s just one of those things. There’s not much we can say to him at this point. We’re just trying to get behind him and I’m sure he’ll be supporting on.

“It adds another reason for us to be desperate to do well for him and the rest of the country.”

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