For the last while, Derby County goalkeeper David Marshall has been the first choice for the Scotland national team. Indeed, it is due to his penalty heroics that Scotland ended their long wait to reach a tournament, his shoot out saves helping Scotland reach Euro 2020.
Marshall has started Scotland’s two recent World Cup qualifiers against Austria and Israel. However, manager Steve Clarke has hinted that he might make a change in goals for this evening’s game against the Faroe Islands.
Manager could make multiple changes
Should Clarke make the change in goals, Marshall shouldn’t be too concerned. It would not be a shock to see the Scotland boss make multiple changes for the game. After all, Scotland are playing three games in a week.
Also, the game against the Faroes is one that Scotland should win comfortably. It seems like the ideal game to have look at some fringe players. The 36-year-old should be confident that he has done enough over the last year to show that he should be Scotland’s first choice goalkeeper.
Last competitive game
The game against the Faroe Islands is Scotland’s last competitive game until the Euro 2020 campaign starts against the Czech Republic on the 14th of June.
You have to imagine that unless he suffers an injury, Marshall will start that match in goals for Scotland. He has shown enough over the last year for Scotland that he deserves to keep his spot as first-choice goalkeeper.
Who knows, perhaps he will be a key man in helping Scotland make progress in the Euros, just like he was in helping Scotland reach the tournament.