RYAN Fraser has been called up by newly-appointed Scotland boss Alex McLeish for friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary – despite recent back trouble.

The diminutive Cherries winger felt the problem in the build up to the 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

He was an unused substitute at King Power Stadium and had been a doubt for Sunday's defeat to Tottenham, although he was again an unused substitute.

Scotland take on Costa Rica at Hampden on Friday, March 23 before clashing with Hungary in Budapest four days later.

McLeish is in his second spell as manager of the Tartan Army.