Dons assistant boss Tony Docherty was today confirmed as the latest member of the Scotland coaching staff.

Docherty will help national coach Gordon Strachan for the forthcoming international double-header against Canada and Slovenia.

The Aberdeen assistant manager will be on Strachan’s staff for the international challenge match at Easter Road on Wednesday, March 22, and the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifier at Hampden Park on Sunday, March 26.

He will replace Andy Watson, who has left to take up a role as technical director at the Al Habsi Football School in Oman, for the next two matches.

Tony has extensive coaching experience at Falkirk, Dundee United, St Johnstone, Bristol City and Aberdeen.

Alongside manager Derek McInnes, he has helped take the Dons to second place in the SPFL Premiership.

“Tony is well-respected within the game and we look forward to working alongside him for the forthcoming matches,” said  Strachan.

“I would like to thank Derek McInnes and Aberdeen for allowing Tony to come work with the Scotland backroom staff for these next two games.”