Steve Clarke names Scotland team to face Cyprus in Euro 2024 qualifier

Che Adams leads the line in the Group A clash in Larnaca.

Steve Clarke names Scotland team to face Cyprus in Euro 2024 qualifier SNS Group

Steve Clarke has named his starting line-up for Scotland’s Euro 2024 qualifying clash with Cyprus.

The national team are in Larnaca hoping to earn another precious three points to take them closer to reaching next year’s finals tournament in Germany.

Four wins from their opening four games have Scotland at the top of Group A having played half their game, and the right combination of results could even see qualification guaranteed by next week.

That can only happen with a victory on Friday night and Clarke has named a strong side for the challenging away fixture.

Angus Gunn starts in goal behind a back three of Kieran Tierney, Ryan Porteous and Jack Hendry.

Captain Andy Robertson is on the left flank, with Aaron Hickey on the right, while Scott McTominay, Callum McGregor and Billy Gilmour appear to be a midfield trio.

John McGinn looks to be in an advanced role, with Che Adams playing as striker.

Robby McCrorie, Zander Clark, John Souttar, Lyndon Dykes, Ryan Christie, Scott McKenna, Stuart Armstrong, Lewis Ferguson, Kevin Nisbet, Ryan Jack, Nathan Patterson and Kenny McLean are the substitutes.

“It’s a difficult game,” Clarke said on Thursday. “Obviously they are a proud team and proud to represent their country.

“They are always difficult opponents for us and they are always tight games. Two late goals at Hampden probably put a gloss on the scoreline that they didn’t deserve at the time. So it’ll be a tough game.

“We just look to continue to do what we do and go from game to game. We respect every opponent, we try to get three points and then we move on to the next game. That’s what we’ll do again.”

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