Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has named his starting XI to take on Austria in a crucial World Cup 2022 qualifier – with Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson passing fit.
The Scots captain and Liverpool defender was taken off against Moldova at the weekend as his ankle knock from Anfield last month resurfaced. But Stephen O’Donnell coming in for Nathan Patterson is one of three changes from Saturday’s 1-0 win over Moldova. Patterson, Ryan Fraser and Kenny McLean have dropped out the squad through injury.
Callum McGregor replacing Ryan Christie is another other switch alongside Che Adams for Kevin Nisbet. Victory in Vienna could move Scotland second Group F. Clarke said: “They are a very good team. They showed that in the Euros. They came out of their group and took the Italians, the team that won it, all the way, which is a difficult thing to do.
“They have had one or two fitness issues and squad issues. They have players who they probably wanted to be in the squad who are not in the squad, the same as we have. It is one of those things you just have to deal with. We will go there and it will be a tough game. It will be a tough game for us and a tough game for them.”
Here is Clarke’s XI in full.
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