Steve Clarke has advocated his Scotland side to not dwell on their defeat to Russia but also to rather learn the harsh lessons as they prepare to confront Group.
Scotland are fifth in the group with only six points entering Sundays round of matches, 12 points behind second-placed Russia and a further 3 points adrift of Belgium.
On making it into Euro 2020 via the play-off area, that leaves Clarkes side reliant they earnt after an effective National League competition, in place of the Qualifiers.
The match against bottom club San Marino – yet to register a goal, let alone a point during qualification – has come at the perfect time and Clarke needs his players to turn in a positive performance in front of their home fans at Hampden Park, live on Sky Sports.
We are just looking to get over the disappointment of the other night and get ready for our second game, explained Clarke.
What is gone is gone, we have to learn out of it. I believe in adversity you learn more occasionally than when matters are positive.
So we have to learn these lessons, stay together as a team and we have to turn the corner and what better way to reverse the corner than the match tomorrow night.
Clarke has confirmed because he seems to rotate some areas of his group, Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin will begin in place of David Marshall.
One that is going to be a definite change – plus it was a pre-planned shift – David Marshall will change and Jon McLaughlin will perform , added Clarke.
I require a second goalkeeper with much additional caps, longer expertise to play. That was always planned.
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