Scotland are now growing in confidence according to manager Steve Clarke after they beat Slovakia 1-0 last night in the Nations League.

Lyndon Dykes’s goal extended their unbeaten run to seven games and keeps Scotland top of Group B2.

Next month Scotland face Serbia away home in the final Euro 2020 qualifier.

Hibs’ due Ryan Porteous and Paul McGinn were included in the squad but neither made it onto the pitch last night.

After the final whistle Clarke told BBC Scotland. “We’ve built good momentum and hopefully by the end of October it can be eight.

“It takes a little bit of time to build confidence so that you can get clean sheets. We’ve started to do that, we’ve started to look more difficult to play against, which is great.

“I think it was a good performance from start to finish. Our back three – Scott McTominay who supposedly can’t play in central defence, was excellent. Declan Gallagher was excellent. And Andrew Considine on his debut at 33 years of age – he’s waited a long time for it – he didn’t let himself down tonight, he was really good.

“I think tonight you’re looking round the team and you’re struggling to find someone you can criticise.”

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