Scotland player ratings on dismal Hampden night: Percussionist without a drumstick, one 4 dished out, clear stand-out performer

We give each Scotland starter a mark out of ten for their performance against Northern Ireland

Scotland slumped to a 1-0 defeat by Northern Ireland in a dispiriting evening for the national team at Hampden.

The Tartan Army were looking for a response following a 4-0 defeat by the Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday night but were shocked when midfielder Conor Bradley fired in for the visitors after 32 minutes. The home side picked up the pace after the break but could not break down Michael O’Neill’s determined side, who stood firm to register Northern Ireland’s first win in Mount Florida in almost 50 years.

Scotland have not been on a seven-game winless run since August 2004 to March 2005 and they take on Gibraltar and Finland in June friendlies before they face hosts Germany in the Euro 2024 opener at the Allianz Arena. Somehow they need to regain their groove or there could be more pain to come.

Here are the player ratings on a tough night in Glasgow: