Gilmour starts for Scotland as Clarke names team to face Georgia

Ryan Christie drops to the bench for the Euro 2024 qualifier at Hampden.

Billy Gilmour starts for Scotland as Steve Clarke names team to face Georgia SNS Group

Steve Clarke has named his Scotland team to face Georgia with Billy Gilmour replacing Ryan Christie in the only change from the side that defeated Norway.

Brighton midfielder Gilmour comes into the side as Scotland chase their fourth victory in four games in their Euro 2024 qualifying group, having already defeated Cyprus, Spain and Norway in a strong start to the campaign.

Angus Gunn starts in goal at Hampden and plays behind a three-man defence made up of Kieran Tierney, Jack Hendry and Ryan Porteous.

Captain Andy Robertson and Aaron Hickey are in the wing-back positions, while Gilmour joins Callum McGregor and Scott McTominay in midfield.

John McGinn is expected to play in a more advanced role in support of striker Lyndon Dykes.

Speaking ahead of the game, Scotland manager Clarke said the players had to keep focus to build on their good work from previous qualifiers.

“The players feel good, they are looking forward to another full house at Hampden,” he said.

“We spoke after the March camp about capitalising on the win against Spain. We managed to do that, albeit late on against Norway. We bring a feel good factor on the back of those two results, but we know football has a habit of biting you.

“It’s something we’ve been working on over the last three or four years, since I’ve been in the job. We’ve tried to build the togetherness of the group, we’ve tried to build the ones that we’re picking regularly, the core of the group, to drive those standards and obviously when you are getting good results, everything feels good.

“But we understand that if you take your eye off the ball, you can be punished.”

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