Now SFA chief Ian Maxwell is a doubt to make Scotland’s opening Euro 2024 glamour clash against hosts Germany!

  • Scotland have already lost a host of key players to injury ahead of the Euros
  • Now SFA chief executive Maxwell could miss the game after undergoing surgery

SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell has emerged as the latest Scotland injury doubt for Euro 2024.

Manager Steve Clarke has already lost key players Lyndon Dykes, Lewis Ferguson, Nathan Patterson, Aaron Hickey, Jacob Brown and Ben Doak for the opening game of the finals against hosts Germany next Friday.

And Mail Sport can reveal that Maxwell is now scrambling to find a way to make it to the Allianz Arena in Munich after undergoing emergency surgery on a detached retina.

The 49-year-old will sit out Thursday’s Annual General Meeting of the SFA at Hampden.

Retinal detachment surgery also prohibits sufferers from flying for four weeks, forcing the former St Mirren and Partick Thistle defender to explore the feasibility of making it to Bavaria for the tournament curtain call by other means.

Scotland’s preparations for the finals continue with a training session for members of the public at Hampden on Thursday ahead of Friday night’s final warm-up clash with Finland.

Steve Clarke was unveiled as Scotland boss by Ian Maxwell back in 2019 at Hampden

Maxwell could be set to miss out on the biggest game of Clarke's reign due to an operation

Maxwell could be set to miss out on the biggest game of Clarke’s reign due to an operation

The session offers the first chance for Scotland fans to see Tommy Conway in action after the under-21 striker’s late addition to the senior squad.

The SFA AGM is also likely to bring an update on efforts to sell the Scottish Cup broadcast rights. Member clubs are also likely to pose questions over plans to double the salaries of President Mike Mulraney, vice-president Les Gray and non executive directors Alison McGregor and Malcolm Kpedekpo.