Norway v Scotland: team news, kick off time and where to watch

Celtic’s Callum McGregor and Greg Taylor will be part of Scotland’s squad to face Norway this evening in Oslo. Steve Clarke’s side are in a great position going into the double-header with the Norwegians and Georgia due to the fantastic home result against Spain.

The game will take place at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo with the game being potentially pivotal to deciding whether Scotland will make the European Championships for the second successive season.

Team News

Celtic skipper Callum McGregor will almost certainly start. The 30-year-old was immense all season as Celtic stormed to a Treble but showed his consistency for the National Team too. CalMac will start in the middle of the park, likely with a task of going toe-to-toe with Arsenal skipper Martin Odegaard.

Greg Taylor will be involved in the squad but only from the bench. Another Celtic full-back, Tony Ralston, was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury.

Angus Gunn is expected to start between the sticks.

Former Celts Kieran Tierney and Jack Hendry will likely start in the central defensive three with Ryan Porteous. Andy Robertson and Aaron Hickey will start in the wingback berths.

In midfield, Callum McGregor will start alongside John McGinn and Scott McTominay. Ryan Jack may be in with a shout from the start, should Clarke seek to push McGinn further forward but that will depend on whether the plays Lyndon Dykes from the start or not. Ryan Christie is expected to play in the advanced role, which will allow the former Celtic star to press aggressively and offer an attacking outlet.

Scotland Squad in Full

Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (Heart of Midlothian), Angus Gunn (Norwich City), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Jack Hendry (Club Brugge), Aaron Hickey (Brentford), Dominic Hyam (Blackburn Rovers), Ross McCrorie (Bristol City), Nathan Patterson (Everton), Ryan Porteous (Watford), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), John Souttar (Rangers), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Billy Gilmour (Brighton), Lewis Ferguson (Bologna), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Attackers: Ryan Christie (Bournemouth), Lyndon Dykes (Queens Park Rangers), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian), Lawrence Shankland (Heart of Midlothian)

Kick Off Time

The game kicks off at 5pm (Celtic Park Time).

Where to Watch

The game will be exclusively live in ViaPlay Sports, with coverage beginning at 4.30pm.
ViaPlay customers can stream the match via the app. The game will also be available on the radio. Fans can tune into BBC Radio Scotland, where live radio coverage will be provided from 2pm. BBC One Scotland will show highlights later this evening on Sportscene at 11.10pm.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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