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Boyd on Clarke's Scotland squad dilemma

Ex-Scotland striker Kris Boyd has been discussing the tough calls his former Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke will have to make when it comes to selecting his squad for next summer's Euro 2024 finals in Germany.

Speaking to Sky Sports, here's the best of what Boyd had to say...

On the goalkeeping situation: "Clarke fancied Zander Clark ahead of Liam Kelly for the last two qualifiers and he's done himself no harm.

"But if Craig Gordon comes back and plays between the sticks for Hearts, where does that leave Zander? There’s no doubt that Angus Gunn is number one though."

On Clarke's forward options: "Che Adams is nailed on and you’d fancy Lyndon Dykes to go as well. Jacob Brown started against Norway, he’s probably most similar to Che Adams.

"But, for me, I’d have Lawrence Shankland on the flight all day long. You know if you create opportunities, he’ll score goals. There was no-one in that Scotland squad against Georgia that would’ve scored that goal he scored."

On whether Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson or Anthony Gordon can be enticed: "If I was Clarke, I’d be going to some training grounds, getting them handcuffed and bringing them back to Scotland.

"Gordon is the one for me. I thought at Everton he single-handedly kept them up. He struggled at first at Newcastle, but he's found a rich vein of form now.

"The other guys have the attributes as well, but it would be wrong to overlook the boys who have managed to get Scotland to another tournament."