Steve Clarke is expected to make changes to his Scotland line-up for tonight's clash in Austria (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)

Scotland team v Austria: Is this Steve Clarke's starting XI for tonight's World Cup qualifier?

Scotland need a positive result in Austria this evening in order to keep their World Cup qualification hopes alive.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 12:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 12:41 pm

Steve Clarke’s men go into the match on the back of a 1-0 win over Moldova on Saturday that has left them third in the Group F table, a point ahead of tonight’s opponents, who suffered a heavy 5-2 defeat in Israel at the weekend.

Clarke will be forced into making at least one change to his starting XI after full-back Nathan Patterson, who made his first senior start against Moldova, withdrew from the squad due to injury along with Kenny McLean and Ryan Fraser, with Paul McGinn called up as the only replacement.

What other changes could there be to the Scotland line-up? Here is our predicted starting XI for the match in Vienna …

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