Scotland manager Steve Clarke has made a number of changes for tonight’s Nations League clash with the Czech Republic – and fans are furious with the line-up.
John Fleck, Liam Cooper, Stuart Armstrong, Kenny McLean and Liam Palmer all come into the side with Ryan Jack, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest, John McGinn and Callum McGregor making way.
The national team take on a shadow Czech side in Olomouc tonight and will be hoping to wrap up the international double-header with a win to add to Friday’s draw with Israel.
Your Scotland team to take on Czech Republic in Olomouc this evening.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) September 7, 2020
After an outbreak of COVID-19 in their opponents camp, Scotland will effectively play a Czech Republic B team in the Andrův Stadium, as tonight’s Nations League hosts were forced to draft in a completely new squad from the one that beat Slovakia 3-1 on Friday.
The Czech FA initially tried to cancel the game in the wake of the Slovakia clash but intervention from UEFA saw the game go ahead despite a host of withdrawals from the squad as a result.
Only two of the remaining Czech players have ever represented their country at senior level and it has handed Scotland a fantastic opportunity to make it four points from their opening two games.
Members of the Tartan Army on Twitter are not happy with the side and were quick to question Clarke’s decision to axe half of his team from Friday.
Here are some of the comments from Scotland fans on Twitter:
We should be taking advantage of the situation not putting our B team out aswell!!
— Liam Baldry (@liam__1) September 7, 2020
Were so getting skelped the night 😪
— Crispo🔨 (@TheCrispola) September 7, 2020
Scotland going with their B team too??
— Dave 🆓🏴 (@dave4indy) September 7, 2020
Teams an absolute joke 😠
— Ross (@RossA1exander) September 7, 2020
— Callum Shaw (@Callum_Shaw_) September 7, 2020
Why’s tierney on the bench
— Layth Salih (@laythsalih1996) September 7, 2020