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Scotland predicted lineup vs England - Euro 2020

Max Parsons
Scotland were beaten by the Czech Republic on Monday
Scotland were beaten by the Czech Republic on Monday / Marc Atkins/Getty Images
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Scotland continue their Euro 2020 campaign on Friday night as they face famous enemies England at Wembley.

Steve Clarke's side fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Czech Republic on Monday, leaving them bottom of Group D heading into matchday two and in need of a result against Gareth Southgate's men to maintain any Euro 2020 hope.

It will be far form an easy task, though. England managed to get off to a winning start as they overcame Croatia 1-0 on matchday one, putting them in a promising position to progress to the knockout stage.

To make things worse, the last time Scotland beat their Friday night opponents, five members of the England squad weren't even born. So to overcome the odds, here's the Scotland XI that should start.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Kieran Tierney
Kieran Tierney could be fit to face England / Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

David Marshall (GK) - He really couldn't have done much about either goal he let in on Monday - we just have to admire the second, especially - and should retain his place.

Scott McTominay (CB) - Scotland will need to be creative from the outset, making a switch to the back for McTominay likely.

Grant Hanley (CB) -
Was the stand out centre-back from the three that started against Czech Republic and should carry on at the heart of Clarke's back line.

Kieran Tierney (CB) -
Clarke believes Tierney has a great chance of playing on Friday - if he's fit, there's no way he misses out. Like McTominay, he'll come in to add some thrust going forward.

2. Wing-backs & Midfielders

Billy Gilmour
Billy Gilmour in training / Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Stephen O'Donnell (RWB) - Wasn't exactly breath-taking on matchday one, but will likely continue at right wing-back and hope to add quality deliveries to his performance.

John McGinn (CM) - A player always capable of introducing drive from deep and will need to be on top of his game as one of the leaders in this Scotland side.

Billy Gilmour (CM) - Many have been calling for his introduction to the starting XI and, against England, his ability to link defence and midfield and get things moving with efficiency could be vital to keeping his country's Euro 2020 hopes alive.

Stuart Armstrong (CM) - Had a decent relationship with Andy Robertson last time out, which will likely be Scotland's most effective avenue of creativity.

Andy Robertson (LWB) - Not much has to be said here. He is the influential member of the squad and is as creative as he is defensively solid - obvious starter.

3. Forwards

Che Adams
Che Adams was a substitute on matchday one / Stu Forster/Getty Images

Lyndon Dykes (ST) - Unfortunately couldn't quite convert chances into goals on Monday but should be in line for another start here.

Che Adams (ST) - Came on as a substitute against Czech Republic and looked very bright, posing a real threat in terms of his movement and willingness to run. That outing should really have earned him a start against England.

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