Steve Clarke has selected his Scotland XI to face Israel, with Arsenal star Kieran Tierney, Aston Villa’s John McGinn and Ryan Christie all set to play their third game in six days.

Eight changes were made between Thursday’s match with Serbia and Sunday’s UEFA Nations League tie with Slovakia. A return to the side that started in Euro 2020 qualification last week occurs tonight, men from Arsenal, Aston Villa and Celtic the only players to start all three matches.

Scotland vs Israel - UEFA Nations League

The Arsenal man has started every game. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

David Marshall returns in goals whilst Scott McTominay, Motherwell skipper Declan Gallagher and Arsenal left-back Tierney make up the back three.

At wing-back it’s Stephen O’Donnell on the right and the returning captain Andy Robertson on the left. Ryan Jack, Callum McGregor and McGinn are picked as Clarke’s midfield.

 

In attack it’s Lyndon Dykes on his return from suspension and Ryan Christie playing behind him in a number 10 role.

Serbia v Scotland - UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off Finals

Dykes is back. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Victory over Israel would secure Nations League group A qualification and a boost in play-off hopes for World Cup 2022.

This is a crucial game, but it is likely that those at Arsenal, Aston Villa and Celtic won’t be best pleased with a player from each of their clubs having started three games, in three separate countries, in the space of six days.

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