New Scotland manager Alex McLeish has named five Celtic players in his squad to face Costa Rica and Hungary in friendly games later this month.

Kieran Tierney, Stuart Armstrong, James Forrest and Calum McGregor have all been included in the squad, as has Ryan Christie, who is on loan at Aberdeen from the Scottish champions.

McLeish is looking for a new captain following Scott Brown’s retirement, and there is talk that Tierney could get the nod ahead of the likes of Charlie Mulgrew, Grant Hanley and Tom Cairney.

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Scotland squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Archer (Millwall), Alan McGregor (Hull), Jon McLaughlin (Hearts)

Defenders: Barry Douglas (Wolves), Grant Hanley (Norwich), Russell Martin (Rangers), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn), Callum Paterson (Cardiff), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kieran Tierney (Celtic)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Celtic), Tom Cairney (Fulham), James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (Aberdeen), Kevin McDonald (Fulham), Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian), John McGinn (Hibernian). Calum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Aberdeen), Scott McTominay (Manchester United), Jamie Murphy (Rangers), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle)

Forwards: Ryan Christie (Aberdeen), Jason Cummings (Rangers), Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley), Matt Phillips (West Brom).