If there were people hoping that the Steve Clarke effect would result in a stampede of returning Scotland players, the national coach’s first squad announcement would have left them cold.
The bright, new dawn was also plunged back into darkness.
None of the footballers in Shelley Kerr’s squad has been to a World Cup with Scotland before. But there is a player who has been to one…… with Germany.
Pride of Perth, Lana Clelland, believes “something good is going on” in the Fair City as she gets ready to head to the World Cup with Scotland.
Erin Cuthbert was on an “emotional rollercoaster” as Scotland’s women were knocked out of the World Cup in extraordinary fashion.
Steven Reid once faced up to German superstar Michael Ballack in a World Cup match but insists coaching Scotland at a major finals will top that.
Scotland 3 Argentina 3: Heartbreak in Paris as Scots crash out of World Cup thanks to controversial VAR penalty
When you mention the World Cup and Argentina in the same sentence it usually sends a shiver up the spines of Scotland fans.
An match against England in a major championships is nothing new for the Scottish women’s team as Sunday’s World Cup group opener in France draws closer.
Jen Beattie has vowed to qualify for the next World Cup finals despite the pain she suffered in Paris.
Magnificently Beat England would have had a nice ring to it.