Scotland manager Steve Clarke has confirmed Derby County keeper David Marshall may be rested in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Faroe Islands.

The Scots are looking for their first win in the World Cup qualifying campaign for next year’s tournament after draws with Austria and Israel. Marshall started those two games but the Derby County man may be rested during Wednesday’s match at Hampden.

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The Derby County man may be rested. (Photo by John Early/Getty Images)

Clarke said of his goalkeeping situation and the Derby County star: “It is possible (Marshall could be rested). Three games in a week, it is possible to have a look at another goalkeeper. I can use the depth of the squad if I feel it is the right thing to do. I don’t like discussing team selections the day before the game. I never have done.

“I know what my team is, I have it written down and it is in my pocket. I know the formation, I know the players and how many rotations there will be but it is not something to share with the general public and the media before the game.”


Scotland’s manager added: “It’s important to win in the context of the World Cup qualifying group. We have plenty more games to play after these three and a lot can change. The Faroes gave Austria a fright. I think they’ll come at us, same as they did to Austria.


Could be on the bench. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“They put a lot of balls in the box, they have a long throw and good delivery on set-plays. They’re a good team, not the Faroes of 10, 20, 30 years ago when they first broke into the international scene. They’re well organised and know what they’re doing.”

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