If James Forrest was angry with Alex McLeish for being left out of the Scotland team in Israel a few days after scoring four goals for Celtic, he did a fine job of hiding it.
The return of Leigh Griffiths after a brief absence and the return of Steven Fletcher after a much longer one could bolster Alex McLeish’s striking options for next month’s Nations League group deciders.
Alex McLeish may turn to Steven Fletcher to help get Scotland out of their Nations League group.
Stephen O’Donnell knows that if his Scotland career is going to be a long one, being partly responsible for cheap goals conceded will have to stop.
Alex McLeish has had selection issues thrown at him from left, right and centre.
Preventing goals is Scott McKenna’s primary job as a Scotland defender.
Given what preceded it three days earlier, it wasn’t going to take much to represent an improvement for Scotland in this friendly against Portugal.
Scotland should count their blessings as they leave the Holy Land because this defeat could have been so much worse.
Alex McLeish wants Scotland to play a smart game in Israel tonight and take a big step towards the Nations League play-offs.
Scotland striker Steven Naismith insists there is no tension between himself and stay-at-home Leigh Griffiths
Scotland striker Steven Naismith has denied that a bitter rivalry has developed between himself and Leigh Griffiths.