Scotland manager Steve Clarke has picked his starting XI to face Croatia in a winner takes-all Euro 2020 Group D finale – with Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay remaining in defence.
Clarke was hit with a big blow pre-match as Billy Gilmour was ruled out with a positive Covid-19 test, following on from his Man of the Match display in the 0-0 draw against England. He is replaced by Stuart Armstrong, meaning Manchester United man McTominay remains out of position at centre-back, having shone in defence at Wembley.
No other changes are made from the team that held England. The objective is simple for Clarke’s side, win, and seal progression to the knockout stages of the Euros for the first time ever. Clarke said of the match: “If we keep creating the chances and having shots at goal that we’ve had in previous matches then you’d like to think that lady luck will be on our side for at least one of them.
“Obviously Croatia are the favourites – finalists at the last World Cup. We will have a little bit of an advantage in that we will have a home crowd. But the Croatian players will be able to deal with that atmosphere. We go out there determined to give our best performance.”
Here is Scotland’s full XI v Croatia.
Scotland starting XI v Croatia
Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, McGinn, McGregor, Armstrong, Robertson; Adams, Dykes.
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