Strachan leaves out McCormack, Rhodes

Strikers Ross McCormack and Jordan Rhodes have been omitted from Gordon Strachan's squad as Scotland prepare for their opening game of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

McCormack, who joined relegated Aston Villa from Fulham for £12million earlier this month, and Middlesbrough forward Rhodes, rumoured to have cost £9m when he left Blackburn Rovers for the Riverside Stadium in January, were both overlooked.

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