McCarthy a doubt for Scotland clash

McCarthy a doubt for Scotland clash

James McCarthy continued to be assessed on Monday after reporting for international duty with the Republic of Ireland.

The Everton midfielder complained of a tight hamstring following his club’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Sunderland on Sunday.

Glasgow-born McCarthy is manager Martin O’Neill’s biggest doubt ahead of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at Celtic Park.

He and full-back Stephen Ward headed for the gym as their team-mates warmed up at Gannon Park in Malahide with midfielder Glenn Whelan among them just weeks after fracturing a bone in his leg during last month’s draw in Germany.

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