Scotland will be back in international action imminently as they will take to the field in the UEFA Nations League.
Having been placed in League B Group 1, Steve Clarke’s side are currently sitting second in a group that features Ukraine, the Republic of Ireland, and Armenia. The Scots have a total of six points from their first two games so far; a point behind Ukraine in the standings.
However, The Tartan Army have the perfect opportunity to overturn that deficit and take control of the group, as they will face the war-torn country twice in quick succession over the course of the upcoming international break.
If that were not enough, Clarke’s side will also be required to play their match against the Republic of Ireland between those two meetings, as well.
A double-header at Hampden Park will take place on Wednesday 21 September (Ukraine) and Saturday 24 September (Ireland) before a trip to Krakow, Poland, will take place on Tuesday 27 September as the return game against Ukraine takes place.
While this will give fans plenty of opportunities to place a bet with sites on https://www.apostas-desportivas.org/, much of the Tartan Army faithful will be hoping their national team will be up to the challenge and can push on and take top spot of the group, especially as there is no 2022 FIFA World Cup for them to compete in this winter.
With these three games in mind, Clarke has named a strong 25-man squad to compete against the two countries, with the following list to have been registered:
Craig Gordon Heart of Midlothian
Jon McLaughlin Rangers
Liam Kelly Motherwell
Aaron Hickey Brentford
Anthony Ralston Celtic
Grant Hanley Norwich City
Greg Taylor Celtic
Jack Hendry Cremonese
Kieran Tierney Arsenal
Nathan Patterson Everton
Ryan Porteous Hibernian
Scott McKenna Nottingham Forest
Billy Gilmour Brighton & Hove Albion
Callum McGregor Celtic
David Turnbull Celtic
John McGinn Aston Villa
Kenny McLean Norwich City
Ryan Jack Rangers
Scott McTominay Manchester United
Stuart Armstrong Southampton
Che Adams Southampton
Jacob Brown Stoke City
Lyndon Dykes QPR
Ryan Christie Bournemouth
Ryan Fraser Newcastle Utd
Eagle-eyed viewers will have likely noticed that there are a couple of notable absentees from this squad. For instance, captain Andy Robertson, John Souttar, Liam Cooper and Ross Stewart are all unavailable as they all require treatment for various injuries that they have each sustained.
Nonetheless, there are six players who have managed to earn recalls after missing the last squad, with Kieran Tierney and Ryan Fraser perhaps some of those that are a little eye-catching.