Steve Clarke calls for a suspension amnesty ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup play-offs, with EIGHT of his Scotland players in reserve ahead of Denmark’s crucial clash in qualifying.
- Scotland have eight players in reserve from missing their next game
- With some harshness, that suspension rule would carry over to the March play-offs
- The Scots face Denmark on Monday knowing a win would seal a semi-final at home
- But people like Andy Robertson and John McGinn will walk the tightrope
Scottish coach Steve Clarke would appreciate an amnesty for yellow cards and suspensions ahead of the Qatar 2022 play-offs.
His team has eight players who are in reserve of missing the next game and, as it stands, that would carry over to the March play-offs.
He said: ‘If all the teams that are involved in the play-offs could have a little head-to-head and decide.
Scotland coach Steve Clarke (pictured) has admitted that he expects a suspension amnesty
Eight Scotland players walk the disciplinary tightrope against Denmark on Monday night
But they would have to do it very quickly, it would have to be done before the draw (one week on Friday).
“If it happened, it would be good for all the countries involved.”
Scotland host Group F winners Denmark tonight, knowing that a win would seal a draw at home for the play-off semi-final.
Clarke doesn’t want to let people like Andy Robertson, John McGinn, Che Adams and Billy Gilmour rest, who are walking the tightrope of suspension.
“It’s almost impossible to manage because you have so many,” he said.
Therefore, Clarke has to decide between bringing out a strong team capable of obtaining a result and protecting the many players at risk of suspension.
Key players like John McGinn (left) and Andy Robertson (right) are one reserve from a ban