Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour has been given a huge first start as a senior Scotland international against England at Wembley – with Arsenal ace Kieran Tierney passing fit.
Scotland meet England at Wembley in a huge match at Euro 2020, one that has the entire UK talking. Arsenal star Tierney was a doubt before the game with a calf injury but passes fit after missing Monday’s 2-0 Czech Republic defeat. Gilmour meanwhile makes his first start as one of four changes after impressive form with Chelsea, Che Adams, Tierney and Callum McGregor also coming in for Liam Cooper, Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie and Jack Hendry.
Manager Steve Clarke knows Scotland need a positive result in London after defeat to the Czechs, and speaking prior to the game, said: “The objective when we started the tournament was to get enough points to get to the knockout stage for the first time in our history and we still have that in front of us.
“We look to get something out of the game against England and we have to get something from the game against Croatia as well. The players have to believe in themselves – that’s the first criteria. They’re playing at a really good level – a lot of them are team-mates with players in the England squad – so they’re used to seeing them on the pitch.
“I wouldn’t think they lack the self-belief to believe they can go there and get a result. You just do a bit of work on the training ground and hope when the chances come they are clean. The Czech Republic blocked about 10 of our 19 shots the other day.”
Here is the full Scotland XI against England.
Scotland XI v England
Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, Robertson; McGinn, McGregor, Gilmour; Dykes, Adams
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