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Czechs without Milan Baros for Scotland game

CZECH REPUBLIC v SCOTLAND
Venue: Synot Tip Arena, Prague Date: Friday, 8 October Kick-off: 1915 BST Coverage: Live on BBC One Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Sport website


Czech Republic striker Milan Baros
The Czechs will miss the experience and goal-threat of Baros

Czech Republic will be without star striker Milan Baros for the Euro 2012 qualifier with Scotland on Friday.

The former Liverpool and Aston Villa forward, now at Galatasaray in Turkey, is sidelined by a thigh injury.

Head coach Michal Bilek has opted to call up 18-year-old Sparta Prague striker Vaclav Kadlec in his place.

Martin Fenin is also injured, while Milan Petrzela is selected for the first time and striker Lukas Magera returns after an 11-month absence.

Baros, 28, netted a hat-trick for Galatasaray last Sunday but limped off with a torn thigh muscle and the experienced international will need several weeks to recover.

It's unpleasant, but this team has enough quality to handle the next two qualifiers well," Bilek said, looking ahead to the double-header with Scotland and Liechtenstein.

Former Hearts striker Roman Bednar is in the squad but has missed West Brom's last two matches with a thigh problem.

If teenager Kadlec plays, he will become the second youngest ever Czech international.

The Czechs, who lost their opening Group I game at home to Lithuania, include Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky, Bordeaux playmaker Jaroslav Plasil and Anderlecht's Jan Polak.


Czech Republic squad for Scotland and Liechtenstein:

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jan Lastuvka, (Dnepropetrovsk), Tomas Grigar (Teplice) Defenders: Roman Hubnik (Hertha/GER), Michal Kadlec (Leverkusen), Zdenek Pospech (Copenhagen), Daniel Pudil (Genk), Marek Suchy (Spartak Moscow), Jan Rajnoch (Ankaragucu) Midfielders: Tomas Hubschman (Shakhtar Donetsk), Mario Holek(Dnepropetrovsk), Jaroslav Plasil (Bordeaux), Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal), Jan Polak (Anderlecht), Jiri Stajner (Liberec), Milan Petrzela (Viktoria Pilsen) Forwards: Tomas Necid (CSKA Moscow), Roman Bednar (West Bromwich), Lukas Magera (Timisoara), Vaclav Kadlec (Sparta Prague)



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