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Strachan to name Scotland squad

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Scotland coach Gordon Strachan

Gordon Strachan’s Scotland are fourth in Euro 2016 qualifying Group D

Gordon Strachan is due to name his Scotland squad for the final Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar later on Tuesday.

The Scots can make the play-offs if they take at least four more points and other Group D results go their way.

Poland, who

drew with Scotland

earlier in the campaign, visit Hampden on 8 October before Strachan’s side face Gibraltar in Portugal on 11 October.

Celtic’s Charlie Mulgrew may miss Scotland’s games with a thigh strain.

Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew (right)

Mulgrew (right) won his 20th cap in the 3-2 defeat by Germany

If the Scots get four points and Republic of Ireland lose to both Germany and Poland, Strachan’s side will claim the play-off berth.

Another possible scenario is the Irish qualifying automatically with current group leaders Germany and Scotland pipping Poland to third place and the play-off. For this, the Scots would need two wins and for Poland to lose to Ireland.

In September’s double-header, Scotland lost to both

Georgia

and

world champions Germany.

However, they have a better head-to-head record from their two games against Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland and would hold the same advantage over Poland if Adam Nawałka’s side lose in Glasgow.

Euro 2016 Qualifying Group D

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Strachan to name Scotland squad

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