Callum McGregor is the only Celtic player in the Scotland side to face San Marino tonight with James Forrest, Ryan Christie and Greg Taylor left on the bench. Former Celt’s David Marshall, Charlie Mulgrew and Oli Burke are included in the side.
Anything less than a win will officially end Scotland’s hopes of finishing second to Belgium but even members of the Tartan Army have given up on that notion.
After losing to Russia and Belgium at Hampden last month Scotland dropped to fifth place in Group I with two wins from six matches.
With Cyprus winning 2-1 in Kazakhstan earlier today it looks like Scotland will have to take something from their visit to Cyprus if they are to salvage third place in the group.
Scotland do stand a chance of reaching next summer’s European Championships with Clarke’s side having to get through two matches against mid-ranking nations such as Finland or Serbia to qualify through the Nations League route.
SCOTLAND: Marshall; Palmer, Mulgrew, Devlin, Robertson; Fleck, McGregor, Snodgrass, McGinn, Fraser; Burke
SUBS: McLaughlin, MacGillivray, Forrest, Christie, Findlay, Gallagher, Russell, Armstrong, Shankland, O’Donnell