Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin will be handed a Scotland debut tonight reportedly (Daily Record, page 67, 10/10/19).

After a multitude of injuries, Steve Clarke has been left with a backline that has three central defenders without caps to their names.

Devlin is set for a Scotland debut tonight.

Devlin is set for a Scotland debut tonight over in Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Devlin is one of them alongside Kilmarnock’s Stuart Findlay and Motherwell’s Declan Gallagher.

The experienced Charlie Mulgrew will start in defence, with a first start for Devlin expected too.


A big step up for Devlin if Scotland debut is granted

Devlin has been pretty solid for Aberdeen, although injuries have prevented him from getting a consistent run of games. He’s featured six times this season and 36 overall in red.

The Dons defender could have a baptism of fire tonight if Clarke does indeed hand him his Scotland bow. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’ll be a big jump in quality for him. In Moscow, he will likely have to deal with Artem Dyzuba, who is a lethal striker at domestic and international level.

He’s scored 21 times in 38 Russia appearances and currently has six goals and eight assists in 15 games for Zenit Saint Petersburg at domestic level this term.

Devlin will have a big task on his hands trying to deal with the Russian if he does make his debut. Regardless of the challenge, Aberdeen fans will be hoping to see another Don pull on the Scotland jersey.

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