Former Scotland international Pat Nevin believes Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay must return to his natural position tonight against Croatia in the absence of Chelsea star Billy Gilmour.

The 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder has caught Covid-19 and will miss Scotland’s final group game at Euro 2020 against Croatia. A victory at Hampden would seal Scotland’s place in the knockout stages for the first time, and while McTominay shone at centre-back in the 0-0 draw with England, Nevin reckons the Manchester United man is needed elsewhere.

The Manchester United man might be needed elsewhere.

The Manchester United man might be needed elsewhere. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

He said (BBC): “Billy Gilmour has only played one game, he played very well and is a fine player, but there is a bit of perspective needed. Certainly, Scotland look much better with Gilmour in the team – he is an exceptional player. He would have been starting the game against Croatia so it is a blow, but Scotland got here and hadn’t used Billy.

 

“He makes them better, but there are other players. It may well mean Scott McTominay might have to come out of the back line and go into midfield.”

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