Steve Clarke has no qualms about starting QPR striker Lyndon Dykes three games in-a-row – but he’s equally happy to give Southampton man Che Adams a shot.

Scotland face Israel this evening in the second World Cup 2022 qualifier, following an opening 2-2 draw with Austria on Thursday night. QPR man Dykes started the match before Southampton striker Adams made his Scots debut from the bench.

The Southampton striker is competing with the QPR man for a place in the XI.

The Southampton striker is competing with the QPR man for a place in the XI. (Photo by Jan Kruger – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Kevin Nisbet and Oli McBurnie are also in the mix for a starting spot but it is likely that it’ll either be the QPR or Southampton striker leading the line. It’s something Scotland boss Clarke is pondering ahead of the Israeli battle.

He said (Daily Record): “I’m tempted to throw Che in. But Lyndon did well for us again the other night. He’s a good target player, who gives us an out and fits into the way we play. We’ve got good options now up front. Young Kevin Nisbet has also looked good in training.

“Lyndon’s now had a taste of the English Championship and QPR have rested him a few times. It’s a relentless league but he’s found his feet and he looked lively for us against Austria. His movement was good, his power and pace was there. So if I had to play Lyndon in all three of our games, he could do it, no problem.”

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