Scotland boss Steve Clarke believes there is yet work to do despite a convincing 4-1 win over Armenia in the Nations League. The win meant that the Scotland team finished the international break with a flourish although they played the last half with 10 men. Clarke was quick to point out the positives but was clear about his views for the last fortnight.

“Two wins against Armenia are not going to make this international camp a good camp – because it wasn’t,” Scotland boss Steve Clarke said. “We failed in our primary objective which was to get to a World Cup. And we had a really bad performance in Dublin which put us on the back foot. It was nice to bounce back tonight – but work to do.”

“Our forward players can score goals. I think Stuart Armstrong can feel aggrieved he’s not had as much game time or as many caps as his play deserves,” he added. “I was really happy to see him in the team because he does bring a goal threat, a creative edge, energy, and he’s an intelligent footballer. He might have played himself into that second 10 position now, competing with guys like Ryan Christie and David Turnbull as well.”

“The manager has to look at why we didn’t defend properly and rectify it, because that was a strong part of the team that has fallen apart in the last three games,” former Scotland defender Willie Miller said. “I would like to see it settling down in a little bit so it is a familiar three. Scott McTominay is a fabulous player but for me when you’ve got the choice I don’t think he should be in the back three – he should be in midfield. The good thing is he [Clarke] has choices, but he needs to settle on who his back three is when everyone’s fit. They’ve proven in the past they can get a good run of shutouts, so let’s hope it can be fixed.”

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