Alex McLeish’s return to the Hampden dug-out ended in a 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica last night, with boos ringing out around the ground at full-time… but surely there’s something positive to take away?
Yes, the friendly that was advertised as a beacon of hope for the Tartan Army was another damp squib in a long and painful history of damp squibs.
But there simply has to be a positive that we can take from last night’s loss… surely?!
Here we take a look at five things we learned from McLeish’s first game of his second reign:
1. Scott McTominay Needs Time
McTominay looked steady on his Scotland debut, doing the simple things well and keeping possession in front of the back three. As a holding midfield player it’s hard to ask much more from the 21-year-old, who’s made 18 appearances for Manchester United. But he will need to up his performance and have more of an impact with his forward passing if he’s to fulfil the lofty expectations. Desperately needs more game time before being considered Scotland’s saviour.