The Scottish players weren’t the ones with any serious injury to contend with after Thursday’s heroics – former Newcastle United manager John Carver was.

Carver recently joined the Scotland coaching setup, the former Newcastle United boss and assistant linking up with Steve Clarke’s side to provide experience to the team and coaching staff.

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An adopted Scotsman. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He was part of a historic night for Scottish football, Scotland beating Serbia 5-4 on penalties after a grueling 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.

Celebrations on the park ensued as players and staff ran to laud keeper David Marshall after saving a penalty from Carver’s former Newcastle United man Aleksandar Mitrović.


Former Toon man Carver wouldn’t leave the pitch pain-free. In the rush of all that was going on, the Scotland coach has managed to tear his calf after someone jumped on his back, hobbling around in crutches for the rest of this international camp.

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A horror injury. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a sore one for Clarke’s backroom man but even that will struggle to take a smile off faces in the squad as Euro 2020 qualification is reveled in.

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