Scott McTominay could have a position change in the next Scotland camp, with the Manchester United midfielder in the frame for a return to his natural position.
The 24-year-old has thrived in midfield for Manchester United this term but this hasn’t been where Scotland manager Steve Clarke has played him. McTominay has featured in his 3-5-2 system at right-centre-back, but with Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack a doubt for World Cup qualifiers this month, the Red Devil could move back into the engine room.
He explained (Sky Sports): “Scott is a really good player. He has been really good in the squad and he’s been fantastic for us at right-centre-back. We play that system well with a lot of flexibility where either Scott or Kieran Tierney can step out into the midfield area.
“It has worked well for us. But I also feel Scott’s qualities can be hidden at the back so if you get him into midfield, you get his midfield qualities, which he has shown a lot for Manchester United this season.
“So it is going to be a difficult decision over whether I stick with him in the back three or whether I push him into midfield. It will depend on circumstances, there are still a lot of games to go before the squad meet.
“Ryan Jack is named in the squad but he is a doubt. In the back of your mind, you always need an alternative, and Scott moving into midfield would certainly be a very good alternative for us.”
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