Scotland boss: Stuart Armstrong debut among '˜best ever'

Stuart Armstrong might have had the best debut of any Scotland player ever, according to national team boss Gordon Strachan.

Scotland's Stuart Armstrong is awarded the man-of-the-match award. Picture: SNS
Scotland's Stuart Armstrong is awarded the man-of-the-match award. Picture: SNS

The Celtic midfielder came straight into the starting XI for his first cap against Slovenia and looked completely at home in his surroundings.

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The 24-year-old completed a man-of-the-match performance in front of a half-full Hampden by providing the assist for Chris Martin’s winning-goal.

After the game, Strachan wasn’t shy when it came to complimenting the Celtic star.

He said: “I have to say I thought Stuart Armstrong could have had the best Scottish debut we’ve ever seen.

“I’m delighted for all the players. I thought they were all magnificent considering the pressure they were under. They can all be really proud of themselves.”

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