On a dismal night for Scotland against Belgium, they were dealt another blow as Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay picked up a booking.
Scotland were thrashed 4-0 by Belgium at Hampden, as Kevin De Bruyne inspired a Belgian masterclass. McTominay put in an ok shift and tried to make an impact on proceedings but it wasn’t enough.
He picked up a booking just after the hour mark that comes with implications. It’s his third of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, meaning he’ll miss Scotland’s next match against Russia (UEFA).
Manchester United man McTominay may miss the next squad now
He’s a marmite figure amongst the Tartan Army, but the Red Devils midfielder has shown in the past two games he is a decent player. Whilst the Scotsman hasn’t been great, he also hasn’t been the worst player for Scotland.
His inclusion in the next squad could be in doubt now. After two bookings in two different Belgium games and a silly yellow against San Marino, McTominay will not be available for the trip to Russia.
It could be a difficult night for Scotland, and although the game itself might not mean much, Steve Clarke needs a positive result. That becomes harder without one of his better central midfielders.
With the next game against San Marino at Hampden following this, Clarke may opt for someone fresh. This match will be a training game and players like the United midfielder won’t be needed to ensure victory.
With his booking, the Manchester United battler may have taken himself out of the Scotland firing line next month.