First Team

International round up

9th June 2022

Craig Gordon produced another shutout as Scotland began their Nations League campaign with victory over Armenia last night.

The Jambos’ skipper kept a clean sheet as Steve Clarke’s side ran out victorious at Hampden thanks to goals from Anthony Ralston and Scott McKenna.

With cap no. 68 in the bag, Craig will be looking hit 70 as Scotland prepare to face Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday before a return match in Armenia three days later.

Meanwhile, two Jambos are on the verge of World Cup glory with Australia.

Nate Atkinson and new signing Kye Rowles are gearing up for a winner-takes-all play-off clash with Peru on Monday.

The pair played 90 minutes each in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over United Arab Emirates, setting up next week’s huge encounter where the victor will take their place at the World Cup finals in Qatar later this year.

Elsewhere, Connor Smith could feature for Scotland U21s as they round off their European Championship qualifiers in Denmark tomorrow.

Connor was an unused subtitute as the young Scots picked up a credible point in Belgium last week with a 0-0 draw.

Scot Gemmill's side sit fourth in Group I with qualification to the finals no longer possible.