Scotland have been dealt a potential further injury blow ahead of this summer's European Championships. 

Southampton boss Russell Martin has revealed that Stuart Armstrong is likely to miss the rest of the Championship season - including the play-offs. 

The Scotland international was stretchered off during Saints' 2-1 defeat at Cardiff, as their automatic promotion hopes took a sizeable dent.

The 32-year-old, former Celtic player, went down off the ball after he landed awkwardly on his foot. 

With the visitors having already made all five of their allotted substitutes, they had to play the final minutes of the game with 10 men.

Martin said: “He will be out for the season I would have thought. It’s a bad one.

"We are keeping our fingers crossed that it’s not as bad as everyone fears.

“He is on crutches. It’s a really tough day for us all and I’m gutted for him. He played so well today as well. He will be a big miss.”

With Armstrong's participation in the remainder of the season now majorly in doubt, so too will his inclusion in Scotland's squad for Euro 2024 this June.

Steve Clarke has already been dealt a hammer blow at right-back, with Nathan Patterson ruled out of the competition. Fellow Premier League defender Aaron Hickey is also a doubt having not played since October.

Armstrong's contract at Southampton expires at the end of the season, meaning he could be without a club in the summer.

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Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers quipped that he needed a therapy session following his side's highly entertaining cup semi-final encounter with Aberdeen.

After extra time, the game was finely poised at 3-3, with drama aplenty throughout the game at the national stadium. 

Twice Aberdeen levelled the score in the dying minutes of both normal and extra time.