Scotland Team News – Christie and McGregor start, Forrest and Taylor on bench

STEVE CLARKE has dropped one Celtic Star and brought another one into his starting line-up to face Belgium this evening in the Euro Qualifier.

Former Celt David Marshall, perhaps the only Scotland player alongside Charlie Mulgrew to come out of the fiasco against Russia on Friday night with any credit, keeps his place in the team.

The same back four also plays this evening so that means Stephen O’Donnell, skipper Andy Robertson, Mulgrew and Liam Cooper are tasked with keeping the World’s Top Ranked side out.

In midfield Scott McTominay is joined by Kenny McLean and the Celtic pair Calllum McGregor, and Ryan Christie.

The front two appear to be Robert Snodgrass and Matt Phillips, although Clarke is likely to play 4-5-1 with Snodgrass dropping back into midfield.

Steve Clarke has named McLaughlin and Macgillivray as his substitute keepers with the outfield subs being Celtic’s James Forrest, McGinn, McBurnie, Fraser, Bates, Devlin, Armstrong, Russell and Celtic new Bhoy Greg Taylor.

Hiding behind the sofa from 7.45pm folks. Miracles do happen, but it’s more likely going to be another frustrating night for the Tartan Army.


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