Scotland manager Steve Clarke has confirmed his starting XI for tonight’s Hampden clash with Denmark in the final round of group games in World Cup qualifying – and the Scotland boss has made a few changes for tonight’s game.

Clarke’s side have already booked their place in the playoff semi-finals in March and a good result tonight would hand Scotland a seeding when the draw is made and bring the one-off semi-final clash to Hampden in the new year.

All Scotland need is a single point against the Danes and Clarke’s side will have the backing of the Hampden crowd when the playoffs come around in March.

There are three changes from the side that started against Moldova on Friday night as Stephen O’Donnell replaces  the suspended Nathan Patterson, John Souttar replaces Jack Hendry abd Ryan Christie comes in for Stuart Armstrong.

Hopes of a return for Scott McTominay were dashed when the Manchester United midfielder was forced to withdraw from the squad, having already been sent home from the Alicante training camp suffering from a throat infection ahead of Friday’s win in Moldova.


The Danes won 2-0 when the sides met in Copehagen earlier in the campaign and will be hoping they can repeat that and end the group with a 100% record with 10 wins from ten games – Kasper Hjulmand’s side only conceding in one of their nine qualifiers to date.

A win for Scotland would see Clarke’s side equal the country’s best run of competitive games since winning six Home Nations matches in a row between March 1928 and February 1930.

Here’s how Scotland line up for tonight’s final World Cup qualifier against Denmark:

Gordong, Souttar, Cooper, Tierney, O’Donnell, Robertson, Gilmour, McGregor, McGinn, Christie, Adams

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