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Bizarre moment Scotland kitman drafted into first Euro 2024 training session

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STEVE CLARKE sprung a shock last week with the surprise call-up of Lewis Morgan to the Scotland squad for Euro 2024.

Even still, few could’ve foreseen the KITMAN being drafted into training!

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Andy Robertson was forced-off during Scotland trainingCredit: PA
His absence led to a shock call-up!

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His absence led to a shock call-up!
Robertson was in good spirits as he made his way back onto the pitch

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Robertson was in good spirits as he made his way back onto the pitchCredit: PA

Scotland‘s Euros heroes are in Germany ahead of Friday’s big kick-off.

Clarke‘s men will face the hosts in the opening game in Munich.

But with the 26-man squad now locked in, preparations took a somewhat concerning turn.

Out on the training pitch at their base for the first time, captain Andy Robertson was spotted being escorted off the park.

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He wasn’t the only player to exit the session, with Lawrence Shankland also forced-off.

Robertson, who walked off with the physios, was later spotted emerging back out onto the park.

The left-back had a smile on his face and was laughing with the backroom staff, hopefully a sign that there is no major issue.

The absences of Robertson and Shankland meant the squad was a little bit light for the training session.

And it meant a shock inclusion!

That was because it was none other than the KITMAN who stepped in to save the day.

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Aidan McIlduff was spotted out on the park with the players, taking an active part in the session.

With a bib on and fully kitted out in training gear, McIlduff was spotted with a ball at his feet and also took part in sessions based around team shape and set pieces.

The 27-year old isn’t a total novice, however, as he is a footballer himself!

A defender, McIlduff came through the youth ranks at Celtic and spent time on loan with Clyde and Queen’s Park while at Parkhead.

McIlduff left Celtic in 2017 and has since played for Peterhead, Berwick Rangers and Stenhousemuir.

Last season, he turned out for St Cadoc’s in the West of Scotland Football League.

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Not quite Euro 2024 level!

No sooner had he had his big moment, however, he was back to the day job!

SunSport captured the moment McIlduff was back on the sidelines cleaning the players’ boots!

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While all that was going on, midfield ace Kenny McLean was also seen enjoying a game of darts on the sidelines.

A dartboard, complete with a Saltire around it, has been brought in.

McIlduff was spotted back at the day job after his big moment

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McIlduff was spotted back at the day job after his big moment
Kenny McLean was spotted enjoying a game of darts on the sidelines

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Kenny McLean was spotted enjoying a game of darts on the sidelinesCredit: PA

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