Clarke’s Call – just one Bhoy in Scotland starting eleven in Moscow

STEVE CLARKE has just one Celtic player in his starting line-up to play Russia this evening in Moscow. Scotland are playing for pride as this Euro Campaign was effectively lost in the first game and the truth is that most supporters will simply hope to avoid a humiliation against tonight’s opponents who won comfortably at Hampden last month.

The Scotland team is listed below and features just the one Celtic player – Callum McGregor, although there are four former Celts in the starting line-up. Old Burke, back in the team after his loan move to Spain, David Marshall in goals, the captain Andy Robertson and veteran defender Charlie Mulgrew.

David Marshall, Palmer, Andy Robertson, Charlie Mulgrew, Devlin, Fleck, Snodgrass, McGinn, Oli Burke, Callum McGregor and Fraser.

There are plenty of Celtic stars and another former player on the bench. Celtic stalwarts James Forrest and Ryan Christie are rather surprising left on the bench alongside serial substitute Greg Taylor. (Celtic have played on TWO plastic pitches since signing the left back from Kilmarnock but have failed to include him in the side despite his experience on these surfaces).

Former Celt Stuart Armstong, who was initially excluded from the squad but was called in as a late replacement, is also a substitute.

On the bench, the substitute keepers are McLaughlin and MacGillivray and outfield subs are Findlay, Gallagher, Russell, James Forrest, Stuart Armstrong, Shankland, Ryan Christie, O’Donnell and Greg Taylor.

Scotland 61 Russia 0 was the Rugby score earlier in the week so is if we keep the score down to 60 or under can we claim a victory on goal difference?

I’m away to hide behind the sofa…

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The Celtic Star founder by and is editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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