Robertson to Compete with Tierney for Scotland Jersey

There is competition in the Scotland squad this week as Andy Robertson vies with Kieran Tierney for a start.

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has opted to play both his left-backs in recent qualifiers but this week he might only choose one. Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has told Celtic’s Kieran Tierney – who has shifted to right-back for his country – he is ready to battle for the jersey if Strachan only wants one of them.

“KT [Tierney] would prefer to play at left-back, it’s his natural position, but since he’s gone over [to the right] he’s been different class,” Robertson said of his team mate.

“It has been working quite well, but there might come a time when both of us need to compete for the left-back spot. If we need to do that, we’ll be ready to compete.”

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Scotland face Slovakia at Hampden on Thursday night, and a win would mean they a trip to Slovenia on Sunday to compete for a place in the play-offs. Robertson feels the squad is ready for the challenge:

“You can see it is a big week, all the boys and staff are buzzing about it. There’s a feel-good factor but we need to go out on Thursday and do the job, then hopefully we’re celebrating at the end.”

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