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Patterson starts as Clarke names Scotland team to face Israel

Scott McTominay is in defence for the World Cup qualifier.

Patterson starts as Clarke names Scotland team to face Israel SNS Group

Nathan Patterson has been given the nod to start in defence as Scotland prepare to face Israel at Hampden.

Steve Clarke has named his side for the World Cup qualifier, where a win for the national team is crucial to hopes of reaching the play-offs for a place at Qatar 2022.

Craig Gordon starts in goal, with Andy Robertson at left wing-back and Patterson on the right flank.

In Grant Hanley’s absence, Scott McTominay is in a three-man central defence alongside Kieran Tierney and Jack Hendry.

Callum McGregor, Billy Gilmour and John McGinn make up the central midfield group, while Lyndon Dykes and Che Adams continue their partnership in attack.