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Steve Clarke insists Scotland are ‘in a good place’ in bid to reach World Cup

Steve Clarke watched his Scotland side surrender a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Austria then insisted they are “in a good place” ahead of their bid to reach the 2022 World Cup.The Scots found themselves 2-0 up inside 56 minutes in a friendly at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion after midfielder John McGinn’s drive from eight yards added to a first-half header from defender Jack Hendry.However, while Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon was in fine form, the home side, whose manager Franco Foda was taking charge for the last time, eventually pulled a goal back through a Michael Gregoritsch header before fellow substitute...
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Scotland set to make changes against Austria, Steve Clarke reveals

Scotland manager Steve Clarke intends to utilise his squad in Tuesday’s friendly against Austria.The Scots drew 1-1 with Poland in a friendly at Hampden last Thursday and although his squad came through that match unscathed, Clarke – who generally maintains a consistency of selection where possible – plans to mix things up to give other players game time in Vienna.That could mean debuts for new squad additions Craig Halkett and Ross Stewart.“Yeah, I think looking at the bigger picture and in terms of fairness to the squad more than anything, taking out the club issues, this is the game that...
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Scotland boss Steve Clarke set to make changes in Vienna

Scotland manager Steve Clarke intends to utilise his squad in Tuesday’s friendly against Austria. The Scots drew 1-1 with Poland in a friendly at Hampden last Thursday and although his squad came through that match unscathed, Clarke – who generally maintains a consistency of selection where possible – plans to mix things up to give other players game time in Vienna.
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Steve Clarke: Scotland ‘gutted’ by late penalty decision

Steve Clarke insists his Scotland players were left gutted at the “very soft” penalty award which gave Poland a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Hampden Park.The home side took the lead in the 68th minute when Kieran Tierney headed in a free-kick from captain John McGinn for his first international goal and it looked like the Scots were on their way to a seventh straight win.However, in the third of three added minutes Irish referee Robert Hennessy judged Scotland keeper Craig Gordon had fouled Krzysztof Piatek inside the box and the substitute slotted in his spot kick.It ended all-square in Glasgow...
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Steve Clarke urges Scotland to maintain 'continuity & feelgood factor'

Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Thursday, 24 March Kick-off: 19:45 GMT. Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland DAB/810MW, live text commentary on BBC Radio Scotland DAB/810MW, highlights on BBC Scotland from 22:30. Steve Clarke wants Scotland to continue the momentum of last year as his squad prepares for two friendlies...
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Steve Clarke unsure if Scotland play-off with Ukraine will go ahead in June

Steve Clarke has admitted to serious doubts that Scotland’s World Cup play-off semi-final against Ukraine will take place on its rescheduled early June date. Ukraine’s visit to Hampden Park, originally set for Thursday, was postponed due to Russia’s invasion of the country. It has since emerged that several of Ukraine’s squad have signed up for military service. Scotland will host Poland in a friendly instead, with £10 from every ticket sold being donated to Unicef’s Ukrainian aid efforts.
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Steve Clarke urges Scotland to pick up where they left off in 2021

Steve Clarke has challenged Scotland to pick up where they left off at the end of 2021 as they prepare to return to action in Thursday’s friendly against Poland following more than four months without a game.The Scots finished last year on a high as they surged into a World Cup play-off with six consecutive victories.Clarke acknowledges the break may have interrupted his team’s flow, but is hopeful they can start rebuilding momentum with another victory at Hampden against a Polish side preparing for their World Cup play-off final against Sweden or Czech Republic next week.The Scots, meanwhile, will face...
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Ryan Fraser backed to win over Scotland manager Steve Clarke

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has backed Ryan Fraser to win over Scotland manager Steve Clarke after the winger was omitted for this month’s friendly double header. The 28-year-old irked the national team boss when he withdrew from the squad for last November’s World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Denmark but was subsequently pictured training with his club.
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