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.

After taking an early lead, the Scots surrendered three points to a very average Russian side as they suffered their first competitive home defeat since 2015.

WARSAW, POLAND - AUGUST 22: Ryan Jack of Rangers FC in action during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Legia Warsaw and Rangers FC on August 22, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

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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.

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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.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Nathan Ake of Netherlands vies with Ryan Jack of Scotland during the International Friendly between Scotland and Netherlands at Pittodrie Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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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:


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