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Porteous makes Scotland debut in Nations League decider against Ukraine

Steve Clarke has named his side for the crucial group B1 match in Krakow.

Ryan Porteous makes Scotland debut in Nations League decider against Ukraine SNS Group

Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous will make his Scotland debut as the national team take on Ukraine in their Nations League decider in Krakow.

Manager Steve Clarke has faced selection headaches in the run-up to the match, with a string of injuries, a suspension and a virus in the squad all shaping his choices in a game that holds huge promise for his side.

Scotland only need a point against Ukraine to win their group and secure promotion to the top flight of the competition, and also secure a Euro 2024 play-off place and guarantee second seeding in the upcoming qualifying draw.

After beating Ukraine and Republic of Ireland, the team are aiming for a hat-trick of wins in this international camp but Clarke has had to ring the changes in his starting line-up.

Craig Gordon starts in goal, with Greg Taylor replacing injured Kieran Tierney at left-back.

Porteous comes in for Scott McKenna and slots alongside Jack Hendry, with Aaron Hickey starting on the right.

Ryan Jack replaces suspended Scott McTominay in midfield alongside Callum McGregor and John McGinn.

Kenny McLean and Ryan Fraser both come into the team, replacing Ryan Christie and Stuart Armstrong, while Che Adams starts in attack after overcoming a virus.