After the highs of Scott McTominay’s late winner on Saturday night against Israel, Scotland are back in action as they look to take a big step closer to a World Cup playoff place against the Faroe Islands – and manager Steve Clarke has made three changes to the side that started at Hampden at the weekend.

The 3-2 win kept Scotland’s hopes of securing second place behind Denmark in the group and a semi-final spot in the playoffs and a win tonight could – results elsewhere permitting – see Scotland confirm second place.

Clarke has brought in Grant Hanley, Ryan Fraser and Ryan Christie in for Callum McGregor, Nathan Patterson and Ché Adams for tonights game with Scott McTominay moving into midfield and Hanley slotting in as one of the three central defenders.

A win for Scotland and defeat for both Austria and Israel would be enough to confirm second place – although a win tonight for Scotland would leave them with a four-point lead going into the final two games.

 

Last time the two sides met, facing off at Hampden earlier in the campaign, Scotland were 4-0 winners with a John McGinn double and goals from Che Adams and Ryan Fraser giving the hosts the three points.

Here’s how Scotland line-up against the Faroe Islands tonight in their crunch World Cup qualifier:

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