Steven Naismith captained Scotland for the second time against Kazakhstan and he managed to please fans inside Hampden with a goal.

Steve Clarke’s side battled from a goal down to win 3-1 against Kazakhstan in Glasgow. It’s the third Scotland win in a row following a string of positive internationals.

Naismith scored again for Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Kazakhstan had gone into half time 1-0 up but an inspired second half allowed John McGinn to grab two and Naismith to score his tenth Scotland goal.

Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign ends with the nation in third, which isn’t terrible considering the disastrous nature of some results.


Naismith also managed to stake his claim for a starting berth next March when Scotland will contest the Euro 2020-play-offs. There is potential for the Tartan Army to reach it’s first major finals since 1998.

A positive night. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The current squad have given fans enough reason to feel quietly optimistic about qualification. That doesn’t guarantee such a feat, but the core of a good side is forming ahead of these matches.

In the meantime, some fans have praised Naismith after the Hearts striker’s second appearance as Scotland captain.

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