Steve Clarke has named the side which he hopes will get the first three points of Scotland’s World Cup 2020 qualifying campaign.

The Scotland boss makes three changes from the side which drew 1-1 with Israel on Sunday. Craig Gordon replaces David Marshall, with Lyndon Dykes and Norwich City’s Kenny McLean also starting. Jack Hendry and Stephen O’Donnell drop to the bench.

Need a win to kickstart campaign

Scotland goes into the game at Hampden Park looking to kickstart their World Cup qualification bid.  Steve Clarke’s side have opened the campaign with two draws, against Austria and Israel.

Kenny McLean scores against Serbia

Kenny McLean scores against Serbia (Photo by Nikola Krstic/SNS Group via Getty Images)

With the top two teams in Group F – Denmark and Austria – facing each other tonight Scotland has the chance to put pressure on the sides above them in the group by picking up a win against the Faroes.

Three points is vital

Scotland will be big favourites for the game, but Clarke will be looking for a professional performance and three points, in what is Scotland’s last competitive game before the European Championships in June.

Hearts vs East Fife Pre-Season Friendly Match

Hearts’ Craig Gordon starts for Scotland (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The good thing for Scotland so far is that they have scored goals – three in two games. Therefore, Clarke will be confident that his team can add to their goal tally against a country that has struggled in international football. He seems to have picked an attacking line-up. The Scotland boss will be hoping to see the goals fly in and Scotland pick up a much needed three points.

 

Here is the Scotland team that will start the game at Hampden Park:

Scotland starting XI

Gordon, Hanley, Tierney, Robertson, McTominay, McLean, McGregor, McGinn, Fraser, Dykes, Adams

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