Former Scotland head coach Shelley Kerr has questioned the decision to start QPR striker Lyndon Dykes and Celtic attacker Ryan Christie against Austria.

The Celtic and QPR pair have been the go-to duo for Steve Clarke’s Scotland side in attack recently and he picked them again in tonight’s match v Austria. Che Adams and Kevin Nisbet were only able to make the bench as they make their first international squads.


The Celtic and QPR men were picked from the start. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Kerr, who guided the Scotland Women’s team to the World Cup, has questioned the selection of the Celtic and QPR stars (BBC): “There are two aspects that worry me. It is a completely brand new back three and then how are we going to create? Christie isn’t on form, and it is the same for Dykes.

“We have a problem scoring goals so this is a bit of concern. It would have been good to play Che Adams, Ryan Christie isn’t an out and out striker and he’s out of form. Sometimes when it’s your first cap you get that rush, and he could have created something in this game for us since we’re likely to struggle in the final third.”

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