Scotland manager Alex McLeish has named his starting XI for the must-win Euro 2020 qualifier against San Marino – and he has wielded the axe following the embarrassing defeat to San Marino by making seven changes.
Despite that, Scotland fans are less than impressed and have seen enough to want a change in the dugout rather than the starting XI.
The starting XI was confirmed on Twitter by the Scotland National Team official account – prompting a huge reaction from the Tartan Army.
The teams are in. Here is your Scotland starting line-up for our UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifier against San Marino.
You can watch live on Sky Sports and listen to live commentary on BBC Radio Scotland.#SMRSCO pic.twitter.com/HwPwEQFpnC
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 24, 2019
Only Celtic pair Scott Bain and Callum McGregor, David Bates of Hamburg and Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna have retained their place in the starting XI from Astana as they look to pick up their first win of the campaign and put Thursday behind them.
McLeish’s side should surely make light work of their part-time opponents but optimism is in short supply amongst the Tartan Army after only one game.
The only real positive is the return of skipper Andy Robertson after missing out in Kazakhstan following a gum infection.
Some fans are actively calling for McLeish and his assistants Peter Grant and James McFadden removed – regardless of the score against San Marino.
Here are some of the comments from the Tartan Army on Twitter:
— Scotland Fan 🏴 (@SPFL_Fitba_Fan) March 24, 2019
Terrible team selection. McLeish, Grant and McFadden out!
— Tam Rymer (@tamrymer) March 24, 2019
Still no McTominay🤔 good enough to play against PSG but not part time players
— Brian Neave (@MrNeavemath) March 24, 2019
Yet again Mctominay doesn’t start but played in the champions league, Bates useless yet still starts over Souttar and Russell who’s past it gets to start over Burke who’s playing well for Celtic at the moment, Mcleish out.
— Jamie 🏴 (@_Jamie_Js) March 24, 2019
Forrest and McToninay on the bench? Mcleish has gone mad
— Josh (@ThatGuyS1eepy) March 24, 2019
Not one of them that played against Kazakhstan should be playing today
— Christopher Kennedy (@CA_Kennedy1) March 24, 2019
Dear @ScottishFA and @ScotlandNT Scotland
Please sack Eck and his staff….
From nearly everyone….
— Andrew Hood (@andyhood0) March 24, 2019
He's all over the place way his selections man.
— K8VIN💚 (@keviebhoy7) March 24, 2019