The results may have been more miss than hit.
A John McGinn hat-trick, a first goal for Lawrence Shankland and an utterly dominant performance gave Steve Clarke the emphatic win over the lowest-ranked nation in world football that was expected and required to end a wretched run of form and results.
Steve Clarke has admitted that Scotland need to take something from Monday night’s clash with world number one-ranked Belgium to keep their hopes alive of automatic qualification for Euro 2020.
Scott McKenna doesn’t agree that centre-back has become a problem position for Scotland.
There has been so much negativity surrounding the Scottish national team for so long.
When you need to beat the best team in the world to give yourself a shot at qualification for the Euro finals out of your group you know you are in deep trouble.
Let’s hope that Steve Clarke has some tough decisions to make about who is in his Scotland squad for Euro 2020.
One former Dundee centre-back has received his first international call-up this week and Declan Gallagher could soon be joined in the Scotland squad by another ex-Dens Park man.
9-0 hammering was just another part of ‘up and down’ career for former Dundee United star Stuart Armstrong
Turning up for Scotland duty wouldn’t normally be mistaken for a week-and-a-bit of light relief, especially in current circumstances.
Graeme Shinnie could be forgiven for never wanting to play left-back again.