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O’Donnell returns as Clarke names Scotland team to face Austria

The Motherwell defender takes the right wing-back place in Clarke's team.

O’Donnell returns as Clarke names Scotland team to face Austria SNS Group

Stephen O’Donnell returns to the Scotland starting line-up to face Austria in one of three changes to the side that beat Moldova.

O’Donnell replaces the injured Nathan Patterson, while Callum McGregor comes into midfield and Che Adams is restored to the attack.

Steve Clarke has named his side for what is a crucial qualifying match in the national team’s bid to reach the World Cup in Qatar next year.

Scotland go into the game on the back of their 1-0 win at Hampden on Saturday, while Austria suffered a bruising 5-2 defeat in Israel.

Clarke has freshened up his attack for the third game in six days.

Craig Gordon remains in goal, while Kieran Tierney, Grant Hanley and Jack Hendry are a back three.

Captain Andy Robertson is on the left flank, with O’Donnell on the opposite side, while Billy Gilmour, McGregor and John McGinn are the midfield trio.

Adams and Lyndon Dykes are the attacking partnership.

Scotland are currently third in Group F, behind Denmark and Israel.