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Steve Clarke explains Josh Doig and Declan Gallagher call-ups as he admits Scotland 'indebted' to John McGinn

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Scotland boss Steve Clarke says he had no reservations about turning to Josh Doig and Declan Gallagher to fill out his squad after injuries.

And he also admits the country owe a lot to John McGinn after he came up trumps once again with the opener against Ukraine. The nation is buzzing after the comprehensive 3-0 trouncing over Ukraine and the national team can secure a Euro 2024 playoff with positive results in their final two Nations League games against ROI and the return with Oleksandr Petrakov's side.

And Clarke wants his players to build upon the stirring display that had Hampden rocking. Speaking of the clash with Ireland, the Scotland boss, who called up Gallagher and Doig to replace injured Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull, said: "I know Declan from when he was in the squad before.

He's got experience - don't forget he was part of the Euro 2020 squad and he had a fantastic match away in Serbia against Mitrovic so he's got the qualities we might need over the next two games. "Josh is the captain of the Under-21s, he did very well at Hibs.

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