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No Maloney, McArthur or Griffiths.. is This Scotland’s Starting XI Tonight?

No Maloney, McArthur or Griffiths.. is This Scotland’s Starting XI Tonight?

It appears Shaun Maloney, James McArthur and Leigh Griffiths will miss out for Scotland against Poland in their must-win Euro 2016 qualifying clash tonight.

The Scottish Sun have revealed the starting XI for Gordon Strachan’s men tonight – and the Daily Record have followed that up by publishing the exact same team:

Strachan has made four changes to the side which lost 3-2 to Germany at Hampden last month.

Out go Charlie Mulgrew, James Morrison, Maloney and McArthur and in come Steven Whittaker, Darren Fletcher, Matt Ritchie and Steven Naismith.

But fans must be disappointed to see Fletcher lead the line again after scoring just two goals in eight games this season for Sunderland and his last international goal coming as part of a hat-trick against Gibraltar in March.

In comparison, Griffiths has scored 10 goals already for Celtic this term, with strikes in the league, Europa League and Champions League to his name.

As for Maloney and McArthur, both have been influential throughout the qualifying campaign – particularly Maloney, who has four goals in qualifying.

What’s your view on the Scotland team? Let us know in the comments below.

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