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.

The Manchester United man has played in defence.

The Manchester United man has played in defence. (Photo by Ahmad Mora/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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.

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A key figure on the international scene. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“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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