Scottish Gossip: Euro 2016 Scotland v Germany build-up – BBC Sport
Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has hinted Derby striker Chris Martin could be given the nod to lead the line tonight against world champions Germany.
When asked if Leigh Griffiths may replace Steven Fletcher, Strachan instead talked up Martin, saying: “I think his scoring record is as good as anybody’s over the last two years and in a more competitive league as well.”
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer found the travel chaos faced by the Scotland team poor preparation. Strachan’s men had a long delay before flying back from Georgia, while in contrast the German team were met at Glasgow airport by their own specially transported bus.
Cologne defender Jonas Hector is confident the Germans will prevail at Hampden. He said: “Scotland are strong at home and the atmosphere will be great. But can they beat us? I don’t think so.”
Andrew Robertson is adamant Scotland will still make Euro 2016, and says they will get through a play-off should they be in one.
Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will be the referee at Hampden tonight. The experienced 42-year-old was the official then night Celtic beat Barcelona 2-1 in 2012, and was in charge of the 2014 Champions League final.
Richard Gough paid tribute to Dundee United legend Ralph Milne, who died yesterday at the age of 54. He said: Ralph was a great talent and a great lad. There is no doubt he should have played for Scotland.”
Raith Rovers defender Lewis Toshney has tipped Rangers to run away with the Championship after seeing his side defeated 5-0 at Ibrox on Saturday.
Scotland star Tommy Seymour says they need to be harder on themselves if they are to be more clinical at the Rugby World Cup than they were in their 19-16 defeat in France.
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