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Scotland: Carver on Shankland, Netherlands and cupboards

Scotland assistant manager John Carver has been speaking to the media ahead of the national team’s friendly with The Netherlands on Friday.

Here are the key points:

  • Steve Clarke has a “good idea” of who will be on the plane to Germany, but somebody could “come out from behind the cupboard” to earn a place late on. There might be “two or three” places up for grabs.

  • There could be “another Lawrence Shankland who appears from nowhere”. The Hearts striker impressed the Scotland camp with his goal against Georgia, adding he’s “a goalscorer, and that’s what we need”.

  • Friday’s game is a “friendly with an edge” due to the competitiveness in the squad and “nobody wanting to miss out”.

  • “Waiting to find out” on Aaron Hickey, but the hope is he could be back in contention for Brentford in “two-three weeks”.

  • There won’t be a replacement for the injured Grant Hanley, who dropped out on Tuesday morning: “we’re well covered there”.