Date: 13th October 2018 at 7:20pm
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Alex McLeish’s fading credibility took a further knock today when he brought in three players to replace the four call-off’s from tomorrow’s match with Portugal.

On the back of the 2-1 defeat in Israel there was plenty for Scotland fans to be critical of but McLeish’s post match media conference caused more alarm.

Opening up with the old favourite of a game of two halves wasn’t anticipated with Scotland outplayed for the whole 90 minutes with barely a worthwhile move or attempt on the Israeli goal.

The major clanger however from the Scotland manager surrounded John Souttar’s sending off.

Managers or players will make the odd mistake when identifying players but the depth that McLeish went into over Scott McKenna was something different.

The Aberdeen defender replaced the injured Charlie Mulgrew at half-time but was mentioned by McLeish as a replacement for Souttar before he was red carded.

With his slow delivery it is clear that McLeish thinks carefully about everything that he says, before and after the match with Portugal everything that he says and does will come under the closest of scrutiny.