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Euro 2024: Scotland full-back Robertson fine after injury scare

The Liverpool defender joined Lawrence Shankland in leaving training early today

Andy Robertson

Scotland assistant coach John Carver has played down fears of an injury to Andy Robertson on the eve of Euro 2024.

The Liverpool full-back did not finish today’s training session in Garmish-Partenkirchen, sparking fears he may not be available for the Scots’ tournament opener against hosts Germany on Friday night.

But Carver insists there was no need to panic, stressing his departure was precautionary.

He said: “Andy Robertson’s fine, it was a precaution really.

“The ball just caught his ankle and he’ll be fine to train tomorrow.

“At this stage we’re going to be extra cautious but he’s okay, he’s fine and he’s looking forward to training tomorrow.

“It’s never nice [to see] especially with the luck we’ve had but he’s in good form so he’s fine.”

Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland also left the training field early today but, like Robertson, is okay according to Carver, who added: “[He] had a little bit of a niggle from the other night.

“We’re just protecting him as well. He’s fine, everybody’s good.

“Kenny McLean will probably train again tomorrow. Stuart Armstrong will be in with the group full time tomorrow.”

What does Carver make of the challenge ahead of his side?

It will be a tough start for Scotland when they face a Germany side who appear to have regained their mojo under coach Julian Nagelsmann.

They have looked good in their warm-up games and go in as one of the tournament favourites.

“This week is all about just preparing the team and making sure we’ve got everybody available but also preparing the team for what is a huge challenge ahead,” said Carver.

“Let’s not forget who we’re playing against. The host nation, they’re in excellent form and we can never underestimate that.

“We have to make sure our preparation is right and hopefully we get something out of the game.

“Germany normally produce something in tournaments. It’s a big challenge, but it’s not something we fear. We go into the game with confidence. We want to stamp our authority on the game with how we play and do things.”

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.