Scotland boss Steve Clarke believes that he has found a way to play both Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney in the same side.
Scotland is in a bit of a unique situation as two of the national team’s best players play in the same position – left-back. However, despite that, both players have started Scotland’s two recent World Cup qualifiers, with captain Robertson playing at left-back and the 23-year-old Tierney at centre-back.
“Spoken about this one before”
Clarke feels that playing both players in the same team works, even though Scotland have drawn both of their recent World Cup qualifiers.
“We’ve spoken about this one before, with everyone saying you can’t get Tierney and Robertson in the same team” he said (The Scottish Sun).
“But we can do it. We’ve done it consistently for Scotland. And maybe that’s one of the reasons we’ve qualified for a major tournament.
“They can play”
“For me, it’s no longer a discussion. We can play them both. They can play in the same team. Kieran likes to play on the left as well as Andy. I think we have found a way to do that” the Scotland boss concluded.
Judging by Clarke’s comments, both players seem certain to start for Scotland against the Faroe Islands this evening in what is a must-win game at Hampden Park.
A win for Scotland would get the World Cup qualifying campaign up and running after the draws against Austria and Israel. Scotland will be big favourites for the game, but it would not be a shock to see a strong side picked to ensure that they are no slip-ups.