Sunderland’s Bardsley left out of Scotland squad

Phil Bardsley.
Phil Bardsley.
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SUNDERLAND defender Phil Bardsley has been left out of the Scotland squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Croatia.

Bardsley has been thrust into the headlines after the full-back, together with Black Cats team-mate Matt Kilgallon, were dropped as a disciplinary measure for Sunday’s final day clash at Spurs last weekend.

The 27-year-old will be absent on the international stage too for Scotland’s World Cup qualifier in Croatia next month after being unable to force his way into Gordon Strachan’s plans.

Bardsley was left out of the squad for March’s qualifiers and has again been snubbed by the new Scotland boss.