Scotland watched their Euro 2020 qualifying hopes take a massive blow last night as they fell to a 2-1 defeat against Russia at Hampden – and Rangers fans were adamant that Ryan Jack should have started ahead of Manchester United midfielder in Steve Clarke’s side.
Jack started the game on the bench as McTominay was given the nod to anchor Clarke’s midfield but Gers fans thought the Scotland boss got it badly wrong.
John McGinn’s strike gave Scotland side the lead, but poor defending allowed Artem Dzyuba to draw the visitors level before Stephen O’Donnell’s own goal sealed the win for the Russians.
The result leaves Scotland six points off a qualification place with five games remaining in the group – but will still have a shot at reaching the finals via a playoff earned through their Nations League performance.
Jack has been in the best form of his career in recent months for Rangers but never even got off the bench with McTominay replaced by Matt Phillips for the final 12 minutes as Scotland chased the game.
Fans were not impressed with the McTominay’s performance – with one calling him a “ghost” as Gers fans were quick to point the finger at Clarke’s mistake.
Here are some of the best comments from fans on Twitter:
Ryan Jack should’ve started ahead of mctominay, might sound biased but it’s not
— NathanW-Kamara #1of1 (@_NW712_) September 6, 2019
McTominay is not better than Ryan Jack, I’ll hear no other opinion.
— 𝓢𝓬𝓸𝓽𝓽❕ (@RakoTuke) September 6, 2019
Ryan Jack is much better than Scott McTominay
— Rob White (@Robby_White) September 6, 2019
Ryan Jack should’ve been right back n McTominay should be cutting about Ocean beach club
— Ryan Howard (@14RyanHoward) September 6, 2019
Scott Mctominay has been a ghost.
Ryan Jack should be on that pitch.
Scotland are a shambles
— Batchy (@BatchyHD) September 6, 2019
Ryan Jack>Scott McTominay
— DarrenMurphy 🇬🇧 (@Darrennnnn10) September 6, 2019
Ryan Jack is a better player than Scott McTominay, yes.
— SDF (@GoodCopBabcock) September 6, 2019
Ryan Jack > Scott Mctominay
— Yoshimcubb 🌍☮️ (@yoshimcubb) September 7, 2019