McTominay and Hanley return for Scotland to face Republic of Ireland

Steve Clarke has made two changes for the Nations League clash.

Scott McTominay and Grant Hanley return for Scotland to face Republic of Ireland SNS Group

Scott McTominay and Grant Hanley have returned to the Scotland team to face Republic of Ireland.

Stuart Armstrong and John Souttar drop to the bench as manager Steve Clarke makes two changes to the side that beat Armenia on Wednesday.

Clarke has rotated his squad as the national team negotiate four games in a fortnight, with the return match against Armenia in Yerevan to follow on Tuesday.

Scotland are aiming for a second win of the Nations League campaign in Dublin, and to inflict a third defeat on Ireland and effectively put them out of the running to to the group.

Craig Gordon starts in goal, with a three-man defence of Scott McKenna, Hanley and Jack Hendry in front of him.

Andy Robertson is in the left wing-back slot and captains the side, with Anthony Ralston earning his third cap on the right.

McTominay comes into midfield to partner Callum McGregor, while Ryan Christie and John McGinn play in more advanced positions, supporting striker Che Adams.