Former England striker Gary Lineker believes the likes of Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney and Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson prove Scotland have ‘quality players’ again.

Scotland take to major tournament football for the first time in 23 years at Euro 2020. Steve Clarke’s side will face Czech Republic, England and Croatia in the group stages, one win likely enough to see the nation through to the last 16, the Arsenal and Liverpool duo Lineker mentions likely to be key players.

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Arsenal ace Tierney and Liverpool Robertson will be key according to Gary Lineker (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Lineker says the full-back pairing are Scotland’s big players and their quality at Arsenal and Liverpool give Scotland ‘hope’ (BBC): “It’s great to see Scotland having some quality players again. They used to produce so many good players with the likes of Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness.

“But there’s been a dearth of talent in the last couple of decades. There’s hope for them, Kieran Tierney is really good, Andy Robertson is a great player. There’s also John McGinn and Scott McTominay.”

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