Charlie doubt for Scotland clash

Blackpool's Charlie Adam
Blackpool's Charlie Adam
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BLACKPOOL’S Charlie Adam is a doubtful starter for Scotland’s Carling Nations Cup decider with the Republic Of Ireland on Sunday

Adams is one of three injury doubts - the other question marks are over Gary Caldwell and James Morrison.

All three were involved in the 3-1 win over Wales, with Morrison on the scoresheet, but Adam is struggling with back and groin problems, Caldwell has a hip injury and Morrison has a calf strain.

Another Seasider Stephen Crainey, as expected, has returned home to undergo an operation.

Scotland manager Craig Levein said: “We have a few problems. Gary Caldwell and Charlie look unlikely to play. There is also a little concern over James Morrison.”