'Thought Armstrong would start', 'Justice for Considine', 'You won't please everyone': Fans react to Steve Clarke's Scotland team vs Serbia

The Tartan Army is willing the Scotland men’s national team to take the nation to the first major tournament in since 1998 with a win tonight – but everyone has their opinion on Steve Clarke’s side.
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has named his team (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)Scotland manager Steve Clarke has named his team (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Scotland manager Steve Clarke has named his team (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The manager selected his XI to see off Serbia in Belgrade – with a few changes to the side – and social media was abuzz with support and suggestions.

@CornishBankie: “On form, I thought Armstrong would start. Also big Considine as well. Cmon Scotland.”

@HEELMcLean: “No Considine. Pain.”

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@FreeNwakali: “Wow. Drop a guy who’s never conceded a goal or failed to win a game at international level for a guy who has done lots of both. #Justice4Considine.”

Lenny Davidson: “Scott McKenna is the best center half in the championship and he's sub,what a joke man.”

@Gunnie__67: “O'Donnell is a bomb scare, was woeful on Sunday, hopefully steps up the night.”

There was some agreement for the manager though.

Craig Taylor: “Not the starting 11 I would have gone with but In Clarke we trust. Come on Scotland.”

@samtaylor135: “I’d have Palmer over SOD and Armstrong over McGregor but apart from that - pretty spot on.”

Grant Cockburn: “Decent team - maybe Gordon?? Never sure about O'Donnell?? McTominay should be in midfield. If still a back three bring in Considine and drop Jack. Armstrong off bench later with maybe Griffiths if chasing game? Believe everyone believe. Ffs an hour to wait.”

@scottw1985: “Would have had Armstrong in for McGregor but he could be an impact sub along with Griffiths later on. Come on boys!

David Cobb: “I'm not commenting on the line up. You won't please everyone. The result is all that matters. All or nothing.”

Ruth McDowall: “Tonight’s the night! All the best!”

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And a word from the opposition… Boris Sumarac: “I feel sorry that stadium will be empty today, and that l will not hear "Flower of Scotland " live. Too bad that both teams will not go on EURO, l wish you better luck next time.”A message from the Editor:Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

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