Steve Clarke has named his Scotland XI to take on Luxembourg in an international friendly this afternoon, with Celtic defender Jack Hendry dropping out and Aston Villa star John McGinn returning.

Declan Gallagher takes the place of Hendry, despite the Celtic centre-back scoring in Wednesday’s draw with Netherlands. Aston Villa midfielder McGinn returns after he was not selected for the Holland match as a precaution to the positive Covid-19 test for fellow midfielder John Fleck.

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The Aston Villa and Celtic pair are back. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Stephen O’Donnell and Che Adams return under similar circumstances while regulars like captain Andy Robertson, Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney all start as Clarke makes seven changes in total from the midweek friendly. It’s Scotland’s final warm-up match before Euro 2020 kicks off in eight days time against Czech Republic.

Here is Scotland’s starting XI against Luxembourg.


Scotland starting XI

Marshall (GK), O’Donnell, Robertson (c), McTominay, Hanley, Tierney, McGinn, McGregor, Dykes, Adams, Gallagher.

Subs: Gordon (GK), McLaughlin (GK), Taylor, Armstrong, Turnbull, Nisbet, Fraser, Patterson, Gilmour, Hendry, Forrest, McKenna.

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